Leader Profile – Josh Cutler


He grew up in Uganda and Eritrea, he calls the shores of Lake Geneva home, he attended high school in Wales, and he is currently a student at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine.   Josh Cutler is our international man of mystery – and we are honored to have him join us this summer on our Downeast Explorer trips.

Probably the only person you’ve ever met who has actually been chased by a hippo, Josh is remarkably down to earth.   An avid sailor and adventurer, Josh has taught safe-boating in South Africa, served as a camp-counselor in Italy, trekked through New Zealand, and worked in an orphanage in the Sudan.   At school, Josh has been taken leadership positions with Greenpeace, a boat-building club, and Amnesty International.

The oldest of four boys, Josh takes every opportunity he can to work with young people.   He is so excited to hit the trails and paddleways of Downeast Maine this summer, and his students are sure to benefit from Josh’s outstanding leadership, his compassion and his truly global perspective.   Among other certifications, Josh is certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR.