Justin grew up in Albert Lea, MN where he had a passion for sports, music, and computers. After high school, a soccer scholarship led him to Waldorf College in Forest City, IA where he studied Computer Information Systems. After getting a web development internship his freshmen year, Justin knew exactly the career path he wanted to take.
Feeling ready to take on the world after only three years of college, Justin pursued a job opportunity in Minneapolis, MN where he also married his high school sweetheart, Kelly. Four years and one child later, Justin was hired as the CTO and Software Engineer for the Minneapolis-based startup, Thrill On. Fast forward another four years and one more child, and Justin was ready to get out of the city and move back to Albert Lea to be closer to family. CWS was a great opportunity to make that a reality.
In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, daughter Ella, and son James. He also likes golfing, snowboarding, playing music, and just relaxing. Justin and his family love to travel internationally and learn about other cultures. Through the years, they’ve had the opportunity to spend time in Itlay, Jordan, Turkey, Australia, Thailand, and a few islands in the Caribbean. They hope to continue exploring the world!