Supporting a Community of Confident Young Artists

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. Recognizing the pivotal role of education, we partner with Lehigh Valley schools and community centers to inspire and empower young artists to thrive. We do this by equipping budding talent with crucial resources and support that pave the way for genuine growth. This includes access to a team of accomplished mentors who help students set goals, realize their full potential, and overcome challenges. At Joshway, we’re on a mission to help students turn their dreams into reality and to foster a generation of confident young artists.

  • Empowering and inspiring young artists through art.
  • Providing financial assistance, resources, and support.
  • Nurturing creative talents and building a community of confident and inspired artists.
  • Building partnerships in the Lehigh Valley to empower young people.

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Mariah Goodie

Outreach Team Member

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.


David Robertson

Founder & Outreach Team Member

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.


Jennifer Perez

President & Outreach Team/Board Member

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.


Andrew Battle

Outreach Team Member

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.


Robert Loftin

Outreach Team/Board Member

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.

Chris Rotondi

Chris Rotondi

Outreach Team & Board Member/Advisor

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.