Justin grew up in the mountains of beautiful Utah, where he learned to love waterskiing, snow skiing, and performing. He spent a few summers in Japan singing on stage, and is proud to still retain in memory an entire song in Japanese, complete with dance moves, despite knowing nothing about the language. His wife loves it.
He served a two-year mission for his church in Madrid, Spain and then returned to Utah to finish his degree in Marketing at Brigham Young University. After marrying the coolest girl in the world, working for a large financial firm and adding two little boys to their family, he took his family to College Station, Texas for the wonderful experience of earning his MBA in the accelerated program at Texas A&M University.
Justin was then recruited by an energy company in California. The entrepreneurial gene pulled him back to Utah soon after and Justin began developing several different small businesses focused on financial planning, real estate and investments.
Their family has grown in Utah to add one more boy and a girl, bringing the kid total to four, where he and his wife are now completely and happily outnumbered. Working with several startup companies has taught Justin to feel very passionately about helping small businesses explode with growth.
A chance meeting with Pete Covino, owner and senior wealth advisor for Legacy Wealth, has led to an exciting position as a wealth advisor, specializing in helping chiropractors grow their businesses and prepare for a robust financial future.
Previous Experience: Fidelity Investment, Salt Lake City, UT 2006-2010 and Red Slate Financial 2012-present
Education: Brigham Young University, BA Marketing, 2007; Texas A&M University, MBA 2012
Professional Associations: Board member with International Association of Registered Financial Consultants
Fantasy Job: Weatherman and Storm Chaser
Secret Talent: Walking handstands
Favorite Vacation: Venezuelan backpacking trip in the Amazon sharing a hammock with the indigenous people and big spiders
Favorite Book: Agony and the Ecstasy
Favorite Movie: The Goofy Movie
Best Financial Advice Ever Received: Invest in things that align with your core values
Describe Your Personality In One Sentence: Border Collie with a dash of French Bulldog
Place You’d Most Like To Visit: Jerusalem
Item On Your Bucket List: Successfully grow green beans
Biggest Accomplishment: Winning the neighborhood big wheels race when I was 10 years old; it’s all gone downhill since.
Interests: CrossFit, running, skiing, traveling, coaching soccer for little wild animals
Community Involvement: Junior Achievement (business education for kids), Vocal lessons for kids, and soccer and gymnastics coach.
Favorite Quote: I am the captain of my fate; I am the master of my soul. -Invictus; William Ernest Henley