Josh Koerpel, Adventurer & Founder


Josh Koerpel has spent his time sailing as a tall ship captain, roaming as a motorcycle backpacker, and works as a mechanical engineer and tech entrepreneur.

From shipwrecks to zero-gravity flights, Josh has his share of stories. His first taste of travel was surviving Chilean earthquakes as a South American exchange student in high school. Deciding to sail and live aboard tall ships after college, he spent years at sea acquiring his captain’s license and merchant mariner’s documents.

After numerous passages within the Great Lakes, Carribbean, and Central America, a trip across the North Atlantic on the 150’ sailboat Pride of Baltimore II resulted in a complete rig failure and an opportunity to live in France during the ship’s rebuild. Afterwards, Josh worked as the captain of a Key West schooner and a wilderness guide in SE Alaska, successfully making trips between Sitka and Juneau.

When not on the water, motorcycle travel is his passion. Considering it a raw and exposing way to experience new locations and cultures, he has completed a 3000 mile round trip through Nova Scotia, Canada, and the Northeastern United States on a 1971 BMW R75/5, as well as 2 months riding through the Himalayas of North India.

Josh returned to earn his Masters degree from Boston University and currently works as a mechanical engineering consultant for the entertainment industry.  He founded Brytework Apps late 2013.