Josh Lewis is originally from Lancaster County, PA, and moved to Franklin with his wife, Emily, after college.
Josh graduated from Slippery Rock University with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and went on to earn a master’s degree in Environmental Sustainability from Chatham.
He is now employed as conservation coordinator at the French Creek Valley Conservancy in Meadville. Josh says his favorite work event of the year is the French Creek Clean Up. “I like knowing how excited everyone gets about getting outside and cleaning such a great waterway,” he said.
Outside of work, Josh enjoys backpacking, cycling, and going outdoors with Emily and their dog, Bo. They love hiking at Two Mile and relaxing in their quiet neighborhood. He is also a youth ice hockey coach for a travel team of 9 and 10 year-olds based out of Meadville.
Josh noted one of his favorite things about living in Venango County is the great trails and roads for biking. “If I turn left out of my driveway I can ride my bike for over 40 miles without hitting a stop light,” he said.
Josh would love to see more sports facilities in our region and wishes he could practice his love of ice hockey without having to travel. Josh’s goals for the future include enjoying his new home with his family and seeing what opportunities present themselves.