Hi, I'm Josh
Josh Seckinger chose to make his home in Montana 11 years ago. Florida born and Wisconsin raised, Josh settled in the Gallatin Valley at the age of 23 and has worked a variety of jobs: seismic mapping exploration, food delivery, and working for an environmental lawyer. For the past six years, Josh has worked as a fly-fishing guide on some of Montana’s most precious resources, including the Gallatin, Smith, Madison, and Yellowstone rivers. Based out of the Bozeman area, but often on the road for work, Josh has worked in and around Sydney, White Sulphur Springs, Twin Bridges, Billings, Culbertson, the Flathead Valley, and beyond. Frequent travel and a love of the outdoors helped him learn about Montana, while his engaging and extroverted personality helped him learn about its people. Josh has gained a unique perspective about life in Montana, the needs and wants of everyday working Montanans, and the best path forward for the state, based on years of simply talking, listening, and engaging with the people of Big Sky Country. For Josh, one thing is abundantly clear: Montanans believe we must ensure the last best place stays that way.
Josh’s time in Montana hasn’t been without struggles. When he first moved from Madison, Wisconsin, Josh was still very much mired in a drinking habit that took off during his college years. It took a few run-ins with the law for Josh to realize his problem and address it.
Having paid his debt to society, Josh thought his life was over. But he sought out help, and turned his life around.
Contrary to what he originally thought, his life was truly just beginning.
Montana gave Josh a second chance he would not have found anywhere else. It was clear that most in this state aren’t concerned with driving records, transcripts, or credit scores. Mistakes have consequences, but they don’t define a person. Traits like integrity, character, and honesty are far more important. It’s time to apply those principles to the Montana State Legislature.