Josh Karnes was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas in 1972. He moved to Central Texas with his family as a child, and he still calls Texas home after meeting his wife and raising two daughters there. He was a bit of a musical prodigy as a teen, playing guitar in college jazz ensembles throughout high school and began college studying music theory. His natural aptitude and interest in technology guided him into a career in the Austin tech scene, and he holds a number of patents in varied disciplines. Josh is a dedicated hands-on technical tinkerer and inventor. He is an avid reader of thrillers and mysteries since his youth. He still enjoys playing music frequently, along with other hobbies including traveling, mountain biking, and anything where he gets to build something.