My name is Josh Swift (Salish/Kootenai), and I'm an adventurer at heart. I grew up in Arizona and relocated to Washington in 2015. I feel most at home spending time backpacking and climbing with my friends and family, and on any given weekend you will find me adventuring outside with my wife and border collie (Laurel and Violet, respectively). My graduate research centered on reclaiming cultural stories by reconnecting to both heritage and the land we occupy, and I believe that in telling our once untold stories we can pass on a more holistic picture of who we are and where we're headed to future generations. My academic experience empowered me to reclaim and understand where I come from by spending time in Western Montana with my mom's family. I've been on staff with Eighth Generation since 2018 and am currently the company's Warehouse Manager.