Josh Remillard is an Army Infantry Veteran of Iraq, business professional, and grey-shirt volunteer through Team Rubicon who continues to serve his community through natural disaster relief. He is running to serve as Henderson County’s next state representative for District 117.
Born in Goldsboro, raised in Wilmington, Josh is a North Carolinian through and through. Josh grew up learning the values of empathy and respect for others. After earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington in Tacoma, Josh returned to North Carolina with his wife Rhiannon to raise their family.
At the age of 24, feeling a strong urge to be a part of something larger than himself, Josh volunteered to join the U.S. Army as an Infantryman having served three active duty tours, to include two combat tours in Iraq and one overseas tour to Germany. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his steadfast courage while engaged with enemies in combat along with Warrior Leader’s Course and Advanced Leader’s Course Awards. Josh continues to serve his community and others through volunteer efforts with Team Rubicon.
Josh enforces high quality standards within a nationally recognized pioneer of herbal supplements based in Brevard, NC. As a Certified B Corporation, Gaia Herbs actively works towards building a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Josh continually donates his time in effort to address issues within his community. Through organizations such as Aura Home for Homeless Female Veterans, he volunteers to address the rapid growth of homelessness among female veterans. Through Mountain True, his efforts aim to address the preservation of the natural heritage of the mountain region of Western North Carolina. Previously, Josh deployed with Team Rubicon after Hurricane Michael, as a Damage Assessor, to Marianna, Florida to lend natural disaster aid.
Josh and Rhiannon now live in Mills River with their two daughters, Gwenevere and Eowyn.