In 2004--two years after experimenting with nuts and a simple food processor in his home kitchen, Justin wrote his first business plan and launched a national brand. With humble beginnings at the Boulder Farmers' Market, he is now the CO-CEO of one of the country's fastest growing natural product companies. Justin's has received numerous local and national accolades and ranked in the Top 15 on the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies list in the Food and Beverage category two years in a row. Most recently, Justin was recognized as the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Mountain Desert Region. Justin is a natural entrepreneur who encourages others to follow their passion and never stop asking questions along the way. He taught himself the art of bootstrapping,
raising angel and institutional capital, and building a first-class management team to help him execute his vision. Justin finds his work-life balance by enjoying the Boulder lifestyle as an avid backpacker, runner, mountain biker and skier.
What do you love to knead & squeeze?
A Justin's Squeeze Pack! That's a silly question.
5 things you can't live without?
Our Maple Almond Butter -I would totally wither away without it!,Snow covered mountain-tops, My warm and comfy slippers,Warm
and gooey chocolate chip cookies, activities and moments in life that make my heart race!
Describe your ideal day off:
Working on Excel spreadsheets analyzing our cash flow.
Best childhood memory:
My mom making me wash my mouth out with soap then making me chew it for swearing right after. I haven't cussed since . . .
Describe your happy place:
Skiing bottomless powder anywhere!!
Mohawk or mullet?
I kinda already rock a mullet...