Joshua grew up just outside of Raleigh, on twenty acres of land on which his family raised horses. Running the farm, he became a “Jack of All Trades”, learning mechanics, carpentry, plumbing, welding, and general tradesmanship at a young age. Joshua says that these skills, along with an eagerness to learn, have guided him through many challenges he’s been presented with so far in life.
Joshua began his career in hospitality as a dishwasher—not unlike many in the industry. However, he quickly progressed through the ranks and conquered many milestones along the way, finding a community to identify with as well. Joshua says that the most rewarding part of the hospitality industry is having the opportunity to meet and work with incredible people, who also drive inspiration for him.
Joshua’s passion for creating truly unique experiences have driven him to many different places and positions. He has worked at hotels, local neighborhood spots, and music festivals, just to name a few. Most recently, he lived in the Caribbean, where he helped run four restaurants on the island of St. Thomas.
Raleigh will always be home for Joshua, however, and he could not be more excited to be a part of this new concept at Otra Vez and share his insights, experiences, and talent with customers. Catch him behind the bar making your next favorite craft cocktail the next time you join us!