Josie is originally from Montana, and she still holds to those roots for her grounding. Josie is a parent to two amazing girls. She is a proud US Air Force Transgender Veteran. Josie moved to Utah in 2004 and absolutely loves Utah as it is now home. She transitioned and came out in 2016, after fighting who she was for all her life. Josie knew at the tender age of 7 that she knew she was a girl and even had the courage to tell her mother. Josie believes in equality for all and stands up for this. Since she came out in August 2016, she has been sharing her story and her life to help people find strength, confidence, understanding and how not to let anyone tell you who you are or what you're worth.

In April 2018 she had Gender Confirmation surgery at the University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City. She was the first patient to undergo this surgery ever at the University of Utah Health. You can read about her experience here.