Joey Gish is a native Washingtonian, who was home-schooled with his six siblings by his Mom in Port Angeles, even though his Dad taught high school there. He completed the Running Start program at Peninsula College and graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry in 2014.
Since then, he has packed a lot of travel and work experience into his life. He worked with kids in Appalachia, as a “cellar rat” at a winery in Napa Valley, as a lab tech in Seattle and at a children’s hospital in Laos, and at another winery in New Zealand. In between jobs, he took bike trips on the
California coast and in New Zealand.
Joey worked for Nash’s in 2010 for one season on the packing crew before he went to Western. It was then we first heard him play the fiddle. He’s a great player and has performed with several local bands, including Abby Mae & the Home-School Boys, and he still enjoys playing with different groups. Catch him occasionally at the Open Mike on Wednesday evenings at Nourish Restaurant in Sequim.
Last May, Joey rejoined the Nash team. He currently works on the all-important irrigation crew keeping the water on crops as the summer progresses.