Joshua Heath is a native Mainer who spent his childhood summers in a tent, enjoying the Maine woods by camping, fishing, and chasing fireflies. Josh’s affinity to the great outdoors led him to his Bachelor’s degree in Park Management with a focus in Natural and Cultural Interpretation. After college, Josh worked for both state and local parks educating travelers about the natural surroundings. He also spent 12 years making maple syrup commercially in Maine, producing over 400 gallons of pure maple syrup each year.
Josh ran an adventure-based aspirations program for middle school students, prior to joining the Outdoor Adventure team at The Lodge at Woodloch in 2010. A few years after joining the team, Josh was promoted to the manager of the Outdoor Adventure program. His passion and previous experience helped grow the ice fishing program, among many others. He honed his skills in fly fishing and now leads Tenkara, a Japanese style of fly fishing. Josh has been certified as a Nature Therapy Guide for Forest Bathing and furthered his skills and knowledge with a one-week intensive course in Colorado. Josh’s passion for the philosophy of Forest Bathing allows him to lead the program at The Lodge at Woodloch (and as a leader among destination spas around the world) since 2015. Josh has also merged his personal passions of geocaching and gardening to develop robust programs at The Lodge at Woodloch. Josh considers himself lucky to have crafted a (dirt) path of spending time in the outdoors, just like his childhood in the woods, into a career at one of the top destination spas in the world.
Josh leads private Forest Bathing upon request- contact the Spa Concierge for information and availability.