Josh Martino is President and Legal Counsel for Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q, Inc. and Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q, Inc. which combines his passion for small business, local philanthropic involvement, and the culinary industry. He graduated from Vanderbilt University and earned his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. Josh has served on the Board for the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens and currently sits on the Boards for The Tiger Academy Charter School, Operation New Hope, and is Board Chairman for Feeding Northeast Florida. Josh also serves on the Advisory Board for the Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University, is a member of the UNF Student Affairs Community Council and Taylor Leadership Institute. He has been a member of the Florida Bar Association since 2003. Josh graduated from the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2015 and was named to the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2016. He currently resides in Ponte Vedra Beach with his wife, Kirsten, and daughters, Ella, Chase, and Mae and dog Rosie.
I joined Operation New Hope for a multitude of reasons. I believe we are all better than our worst mistake, worst day, or worst decision. I believe in second, third, and fourth chances. I believe in the underdog and the comeback story. If I can play even a small role in affecting that change, that chance, that hope, then I will be the grateful one for the opportunity to help.