Justin grew up in Dallas and has spent the majority of his life in Texas. One of Justin's biggest influences was his grandfather, who constantly reminded him that the biggest lessons are learned outdoors- not in front of television. Justin graduated with a degree in Restaurant and Hotel Management from Texas Tech University. While in college, Justin was a whitewater river guide in Colorado and Texas, as well as a member of AmeriCorps- where he dedicated 3 years of his time to volunteering with children with MHMR disabilities. Justin has travelled the world and continues to plan adventures. Justin's love of the outdoors and volunteering has brought him here to Explore Austin. When not at Explore Austin, you can find Justin travelling, paddling the local rivers and lakes, camping, remodeling his home and spending quality time with his wife and two cats.