A native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Justin is a long-time veteran advocate and supporter that has worked tirelessly to shed light on the metal health issues facing our country’s military community. Justin was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, serving from 2006-2011. He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and to Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).
Following the Marine Corps, he worked for BAE Systems as a government contractor from 2011 to 2018 and attended night school at Northwest Florida State College. After earning his Associates Degree, Justin enrolled in the McWhorter School of Building Science at Auburn University. In 2021, he graduated Suma Cum Laude with a degree in Building Construction and served as the Graduation Marshal for the College of Architecture, Design and Construction.
During his time at Auburn, Justin was a member of the Auburn Student Veterans Association (ASVA), where he served as the Event Coordinator for Operation Iron Ruck in 2019, Philanthropy Director from 2019-2020 and President from 2020-2021. He currently serves as the President of the Auburn Military Veterans Alumni Club and is a member of the American Legion.
After graduation, Justin accepted a job with Miller Electric Company and returned to his hometown where he now works as an Assistant Project Manager.