Justin grew up in the Seattle area, spending many of his younger days getting lost in the seemingly vast woods behind his childhood home and developing a passionate affinity for the Northwest. Overcast days didn’t bother Justin, as he was always outside playing. As he prepared for college, a pesky little requirement—taking two years of another language—became a life-changer. Those two years of high-school French turned into two study-abroad programs through the University of Washington, a collective year in France and travels all over Europe—experiences that instilled in Justin an insatiable sense of wanderlust. Armed with a French degree and a passion for outdoor
activity, Justin stumbled onto the most glorious combination of both: leading biking and hiking trips around the world. His journeys took him to a diverse array of places including France, China, Bhutan, New Zealand, Morocco and all over the United States.
Eventually, after living a semi-nomadic life that spanned seven years leading more than 100 trips, Justin followed a desire for more stability and moved to the Bay Area, shifting from the front lines to a position at the "back of the house" inside the company he worked for. He spent five more years in this capacity, facilitating the design, planning, leader
management and execution of those same biking and hiking trips. A new career challenge then presented itself, and Justin moved from the West Coast to Washington, D.C. In his new position, he oversaw immersive, education-focused trips in more than 30 countries while working hard to find the best Indian food our nation’s capital has to offer (Hint: it’s at Rasika).
After moving back west to Colorado in 2013 to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities, Justin was again claimed by the allure of adventure travel, joining Nat Hab in 2017 as Director of Field Operations. He couldn’t be more excited to lead such a passionate and talented team, both in the Boulder office and around the globe. He's also enthused to be a member of Nat Hab's Green Team, seeking to raise the bar on the company's sustainability initiatives. To be in the wilds of Colorado and exploring the state's natural beauty while planning the best nature and wildlife adventures in the world’s most captivating landscapes is a dream scenario for Justin. Let the wanderlust continue!