Josie is originally from Montana, and she still holds to those roots for her grounding. She is a parent of two amazing girls. Josie is a proud US Air Force Transgender Veteran. She moved to Utah in 2004 and absolutely loves Utah. Josie knew at the tender age of 7 that she was a girl and even had the courage to tell her mother, who was not accepting. After fighting and struggling with who she was for all of her life, she transitioned and came out in 2016. In 2018 she had confirmation surgery at the University of Utah Health as their first-ever confirmation surgery. You can read about her experience here.

Josie believes in equality for all and stands up and fights for this. Since she came out in August 2016, she has been sharing her story of being a survivor of what she has lived throughout her life in hopes to help people find strength, confidence, understanding, and how not to let anyone tell you who you are or what you are worth.

Josie currently volunteers with the following organizations.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Utah Chapter: Board Member

Zero Suicide Alliance - University of Utah Health Board Committee