An inspiring artist, Joshua Robertson believed in the power of creativity to connect people. He was more than just an artist; he was an inspiration. Sadly, in 2021, while grappling with mental health issues and addiction, Josh passed away. But from this loss emerged Joshway – a mission-driven nonprofit that’s a testament to his enduring belief in the power of art and its transformative effects. We help young artists face challenges by providing the knowledge and support they need to make tomorrow brighter.
Joshway is more than just a nonprofit; we’re a passionate group of professionals committed to nurturing creative talent and building a community of confident young artists.
Hailing from the vibrant city of Houston, Texas, and nurtured by the artistic energy of both Houston and New York, I’ve woven a tapestry of experiences that have shaped me into the creative advocate I am today. Starting as a poetic youth and young speaker, with transformative years I’ve gone from stage to TV and film and continue the journey of honing my craft. I’ve worn the hat of a mentor and leader guiding youth in the National Peer Assistance and Leadership program. I’ve been selected and awarded as a lead speaker for the City of Houston’s district attorney’s annual Black History gala and proudly led my alma matter into a national competition as a solo act in the National Thespian Festival. I am truly passionate about connecting with people from all paths of life, promoting self-love, and women empowerment, and inspiring others to reach their highest potential through my artistry and future aspirations. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, learning new skills, and pretending to be a 5-star spa and food critic. I am a learner of life and believe that we all individually have a divine purpose that awaits us. My mission is to authentically connect, illuminate the paths of others, share my life’s journey along with Josh’s to all of my fellow dreamers, and most importantly shed light and love freely just as he did.
As a proactive board member, Chris harnesses strategic insight, leadership excellence, and community engagement to drive social change and make a difference. Dedicated to fostering collaboration, his hands-on approach encourages continuous advancement, champions meaningful transformations, and helps create a better world for all.
A dedicated Allentown educator for more than six years, Robert teaches his students that life is a continuous journey of growth and understanding. Fueled by a love for competitive sports, traditional values, and helping young people in his community, Robert is grateful for the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the next generation.
From the football fields of Dieruff High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania to the bright lights of the National Football League (NFL), Andrew’s journey has been nothing short of incredible. Now, that journey has taken him back to Lehigh Valley, where, as a successful real estate investor, he wants to leverage his expertise to help the community realize its dreams.
With over a decade in the non-profit sector, including the College Hill Neighborhood Association’s executive team, and in the private sector, where she’s the Chief Operating Officer of FineTech Business Solutions, Jennifer’s transformational leadership is unrivaled. She’s committed to mentoring startups, ensuring operational excellence, and advocating for education, training, mentorship, and research.
Although his professional success has included helping FinTech Business Solutions transform during two decades with the company and being named to the Electronic Transaction Association’s Forty Under Forty list, David’s proudest achievement has been founding Joshway in honor of his brother, Joshua. The nonprofit’s mission is to inspire and support young artists in the Lehigh Valley. His philanthropic service is deeply rooted in David’s family values and passion for helping others reach their full potential.