This post is part of a weekly series in which we get to know Sifties.


Josh Orwig is an Account Executive who has been with Sift Science for six months. If he could only eat one food for the rest of his life it would be tacos, because they’re his favorite food and you don’t need to use a plate.

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?

My bicycle, because it gets me around.

What are 5 things that make you happy?

  1. Surfing
  2. My friends
  3. Sharing good food with good people
  4. Spending time outdoors
  5. Being tired at the end of the day from working hard

What’s the best vacation you ever had?

Last year I went on a 12-day boat trip to Indonesia and surfed a bunch of different waves. Indonesia has some of the best waves in the world.

Do you have a secret talent?

I can recognize and memorize song lyrics really well. I can hear the first 10 seconds of a song and identify the song and artist.

I hear that you ran a boutique hotel in Nicaragua…

I was living in Ecuador and was looking for a way to stay in Latin America a bit longer. My requirements were to find a place that was closer to my home in the U.S, and that had good waves.

That’s when I decided on Nicaragua. I emailed every surf resort twice, asking for work. I had the opportunity to revive a hotel that had previously failed. When I arrived, there was a family squatting there that I had to ask to leave. They said if they left then I had to take their pregnant dog — so I inherited a pregnant dog. Overall, it was a great experience running the hotel. I learned and worked a lot, and it was really rewarding to watch a business grow. It made me realize how much I enjoyed serving people.

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