Justin is big. This small bio can barely contain him. While most live in the microcosms of today, Justin is living in the macrocosms of tomorrow. He can’t help it. He’s a big guy with big ideas.
Justin thinks big. He does big things, but he started small. After graduating from the University of Florida, he earned the coveted Summer Scholar position at Deveney Communication. His work as the Summer Scholar earned him a full-time position with the agency.
In the fall of 2010, Justin took on big responsibilities as member of the agency’s crisis communication response team. The team was charged with Louisiana Office of Tourism’s BP oil spill response campaign. He gained experience planning and hosting media familiarization tours, developing media materials, coordinating media requests and monitoring satellite media tours. The campaign fed his appetite for challenges. He grew as a professional. As an Account Executive, he led campaigns for clients such as Dow Chemical, Entergy New Orleans and Partnership for a Healthier America
Despite competing in PlayNOLA sports and serving on PRSA New Orleans Board, Justin could not stay active enough to combat the delicious dishes of the Crescent City. He needed a diet. Clandestino – a nutrition bar startup – needed a business manager.
Justin moved to San Diego.
When he arrived, Justin was the only full-time employee. He soon learned his job would be a kaleidoscope of every role necessary to operate a company: sales, marketing, accounting, customer service and supply chain management. He put on his bathing suit. He took a deep breath. He dove in. "Sink or swim," he thought.
Justin coordinated product placement in top lifestyle magazine. He grew sales in national retailers across the country, and he managed the restructuring of the supply to chain to accommodate for more production. The experience was enlightening but watching the Gators play at 9 am Pacific Time never felt right.
In January 2013, the opportunity to live in Florida presented itself. He backed up his car, and he took his time meandering back across the country.