9 to 5: Joshua M. Leonard, Calling All Cargo

Joshua M. Leonard is considered to be a New Hampshire expert and has a knack for capturing the beauty of life through a lens. As a Journalism Graduate of the University of New Hampshire, along with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Joshua sees value in his two children, ages six and four, benefiting from the state’s education system. Community and education are big reasons why Joshua plans to continue living in New Hampshire.  DSC_0700_3

During the nine to five hours, Joshua works at Calling All Cargo, a US Veteran owned moving and storage Company in Dover, NH since 2007. Now, Calling All Cargo is on its way to being a leader in the relocation industry.

Founder Mike Carlton, created a model business that focuses on community. “Every year, we do something awesome,” Joshua explains. “Last year, we invented Boxsquatch a sasquach mascot. We bring him out to charity events like the Dover Race Series and events we do with Easter Seals.” Joshua is responsible for filling the calendar with jobs, which has had a direct impact on the growth of the company. “The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the company grow. Calling All Cargo is built on basic principles of hard work and integrity. It’s like witnessing good karma in action.”

hliday card-2Along with his career at Calling All Cargo, he is also a freelance photojournalist. He explains his passion by saying “Every story is an unpredictable journey. When you first start on a project, you never know how the story will end. I love writing feature stories. I love having the challenge to learn, meet people and creatively tell an inspiring and compelling story.” His career aspiration in terms of his freelance work is to be an author of a children’s book and get his nature photography published in National Geographic.

Joshua has made quite the impact in the community through his involvement with the Dover, Exeter and Portsmouth Chambers of Commerce. He also volLeonard Reception (75)unteers time with the Dover Race Series and the Cornucopia Food Pantry. Joshua attributes his happiness to his wife, “She is incredibly smart and beautiful and has an amazing energy about her.”

As Joshua gears up for the summer, he shares all his favorite spots… When it comes to mountain biking, Fort Rock in Exeter, Kingman Farm in Durham, Turnkey in Rochester are where he can let loose. He relishes hikes at Blue Job, Crawford Notch, Franconia Notch, Mount Major as well as hiking along the Kangamangus. “Summer goes by so fast, I cherish every moment of it. Whether rowing around the lake with the kids or having a barbecue, summer is best.” When he wants to do some elaborate beer tasting he goes to Smuttynose, Redhook, Earth Eagle Brewery, or Moat Mountain. After a good day of gardening at home or kayaking at Ayers Lake in Barrington he can go for “The Harvey” sandwich with a panko chicken tender appetizer while washing it down with black and tan at Horsefeathers in North Conway. When winter hits, he will be back on the slopes, skiing at Bretton Woods and Gunstock.

Joshua has never lived outside of New Hampshire but, he has quite the bucket list that he would like to accomplish:

  • Learn to scuba dive
  • Climb the presidential range
  • Wrestle a gator
  • Hold a koala
  • Swim with a penguin
  • Run from a moose
  • Climb aztec temples
  • Meditate in Budapest
  • Drink a Guiness in Ireland
  • Search for Bigfoot among the sequoia in a Redwood forest
  • Survive the night in Madagascar
  • Photograph grizzly bears on Kodiak Island Alaska
  • Get close enough to flowing lava to feel the heat
  • Behold Mt Everest
  • Meet the African Pygmy people
  • Learn about voodoo in Haiti

Interested in joining the Calling All Cargo team? Learn more here, and follow Joshua’s adventures on Twitter.

Do you or someone you know work for an exciting NH company or organization and want to be featured in the SWP blog? Email 9to5@stayworkplay.org!

One Response to “9 to 5: Joshua M. Leonard, Calling All Cargo”

  1. JudyApril 18, 2015 at 9:38 am #

    Wow! Josh is such a wonderful man! Has a beautiful family, is so fun to be around! Great article!

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