Hi, I’m Josiah. I do a lot of different things, like music, web development, real estate investing, and stock trading. I also do some weird stuff like travel hacking, international diversification, and random other adventures like mountaineering and scuba diving. This site mostly serves as a springboard to my other projects (see below), though I hope to also use it as an anchor for my quantified self activities.

Life Ambitions

  • To be involved in interesting projects and businesses all the time
  • To be able to explore interesting places and do interesting things
  • To be involved in the lives of other people like my grandparents were, mentoring and offering support wherever I can, and learning from others as I go

Current Projects

  • German fluency
  • Multiple citizenships in Italy and Hungary
  • Another round-the-world trip, this time with my wife Tiffany
  • Various quantified self pursuits while working on fat loss, muscle growth, and improving blood markers
  • Building a completely online, self-service, flat fee (or even free) Realtor MLS listing service to circumvent the need to give all your equity to your Realtor in the form of commissions every time you sell a house
  • A personal trade journal and free education site
  • A travel, investing, and personal development blog


  • Born August 19th, 1983 in Charleston, WV
  • Had free-spirited parents and moved all over the U.S. while growing up
  • Learned to code in AppleSoft BASIC on my grandmother’s Apple IIgs at around 10-11 years old
  • Spent most of my formative years on a hillside farm driving tractors, moving mountains, felling trees, and building things
  • Spent my teen years learning music, being a worship leader, touring and singing harmony with all-vocal music groups, and finally launching a band called The Redding Brothers in 2003
  • To help the band, I learned some basic web development with CMS like Joomla, WordPress, and Drupal
  • Traveled to 10 countries with the band in 2008
  • Passed real estate exam and got license in 2009, soon after the market crashed. Bought a few investment properties.
  • Eventually went back to college in 2011
  • Traveled around the globe in 2012 with my brother Micah, visiting 14 countries and meeting 1 Peruvian leprechaun
  • Finished college in Augusty 2013, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems
  • While in college, I started learning about technical day trading in stocks and other markets
  • After college, I finished grad school in a year in 2014 with an M.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • Have been trading, managing rental properties, and working on various web development projects ever since


  • A different take on Christianity
  • The Principle of Non-Aggression
  • Libertarianism — essentially, the less government (force/aggression/mob rule) is involved in anything, the better off the world is


  • I’m a PK / preacher’s kid
  • Lived in 6 different states, multiple times: WV, OR, WA, OH, OK, TN
  • I speak (almost) tolerable German. Sprechen Sie deutsch?
  • My family lived in the loft of a barn for 3 months one winter
  • Certified advanced open water diver
  • I play one computer game only: Starcraft
  • Licensed realtor
  • Travel experience in 48 U.S. states, 25 countries, 6 continents, and multiple war zones
  • I’ve healed headaches, made it snow for Christmas, and seen a leprechaun
  • Josiah = Yoshiyahu = יֹאשִׁיָהוּ = “Yahweh heals”


  • INFJ ?
  • Type 4 Enneagram

Stalk Me

My Weight Loss Goal

I’m on a mission to get in shape to climb Mt. Rainier with my brother on June 20th. To do that, my goal is to be under 180 by that date. You can read more about my story, see my progress, at MyFitnessPal.