Justin started as a seasonal employee for the Prescott National Forest in 1999. Following graduation from Northern Arizona University in 2004 he joined the Prescott Hotshots. From 2004 to 2014 he stayed with the Hotshots. Justin left the crew in 2014 for a position with the National Technology and Development Center, Aerial Firefighting use and Effectiveness Program. In 2018 he accepted a position with the BLM UAS Program as the UAS Operations Specialist.