Josh is an entrepreneur and leader with a passion for improving the lives of elders. He has vast experience in the senior housing and senior care industry.
As a mission-driven entrepreneur and founder, Josh had developed, owned, operated, and acquired more than 40 senior housing communities across the Midwest and Southeast prior to founding ONR’s parent company, EmpowerMe Wellness. His experience as a senior housing operator is what led him to found EmpowerMe, with the belief that there is a huge opportunity for positive change in the healthcare services sector of the industry.
Josh’s dedication to serving seniors began more than 18 years ago when he spent several years working on the front lines of hospice agencies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Eastern Illinois University and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to undergraduate studies, Josh was an enlisted member of the United States Marine Corps.
He resides in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife of 15 years and three children. He is a long-standing member of The Journey Church in St. Louis, serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Niagara University, a member of the Board of Directors of NIC MAP Vision, a member of the Executive Board of the American Seniors Housing Organization, a member of Young Presidents Organization and a member of the Chairs Council of Greater St. Louis.