Director of Human Resources
“We are a people-first company that truly believes in creating better experiences and spaces for our employees, our Clients, and the Tulsa-community at large. ”
Josh began his career at KKT Architects in 2003 with a position at front desk working reception. Within the next few years, thanks to his work ethic and interpersonal skills, Josh’s responsibilities quickly expanded to include the role of front office manager, and the informal role of Inter-office personal guidance and support. In 2017, Josh began his studies of Leadership and Human Resources at Tulsa Tech, and plans to sit for his PHr Certification early next year (2021).
Josh always has the unique ability to make everyone feel welcome and included – whether that’s in person, on the phone or in a virtual meeting. He is always looking for opportunities to support our team, as well as enrich our character through social and emotional training and discussion. Josh’s patience, inclusiveness and attention to detail is appreciated by all. Josh personifies our firm culture of character, creativity, collaboration, and community spirit.
Get to Know Joshua
Education and Experience
- Bachelor of Arts, Musical Theater, The University of Tulsa
- Leadership Tulsa, Class 62
- Tulsa Chamber Mosaic – Legislative Chair, 2019 – Current
- Harmony Project Tulsa – Board Member, 2019 – Current
- Voices of Unity Community Choir – 2010 – Current
What is your favorite type of project and why?
Non-Profits occupy a large portion of my heart. I come from a non-profit, arts background and love working for a local design firm that is so dedicated to the success of the community partnerships that make Tulsa such an amazing town.
What is your favorite thing about Tulsa?
I am a 3rd generation Tulsan. I love the philanthropy, community spirit, geography and weather. It’s a beautiful place to call home.
What do you find most rewarding in your career and working with your clients?
The collaboration and celebration of people. Whether that is in internal HR function or interfacing with our Clients and community. I believe the end result is better when we work together and focus on diverse, inclusive, equitable efforts.
Why KKT? What sets KKT apart from its competitors?
KKT has been my home for 18 years for two primary reasons – culture and people. The dedication of every employee to our core values and the way that manifests in every project we work on. We are a people-first company that truly believes in creating better experiences and spaces for our employees, our Clients, and the Tulsa-community at large.
How do you keep your skills up-to-date with the newest trends and best practices?
I am a member of SHRM and TAHRA. Both offer great resources for keeping up with continuing education, compliance, and HR trends. They also offer an exciting opportunity to develop your own network of professional cohorts.
Do you support any local charities? If so, which one(s)?
I am an active volunteer with Meals on Wheels and Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. I’m also a member on the board for Harmony Project Tulsa and Legislative Chair for the Tulsa Chamber Mosaic.
Explain one thing/situation you’ve experienced that you doubt anyone reading this has also experienced.
Sang back-up for Barry Manilow at the BOK—what a night!
What is your definition of success?
People operating and thriving inside of their authentic strengths. Result-driven, servant-based leadership that promotes the well-being of the individual.
If you had a free afternoon to do anything, what would you do?
Singing with a choir brings me deep joy. Those moments of entitativity are hard to replicate in other social groups.