Justin’s work focuses primarily on the Foundation’s Education and Community Creativity strategic investments. Prior to the Foundation, he was at the University of Minnesota (go Gophers!), managing communications across artistic disciplines while mentoring future arts managers. Justin’s professional interest areas include innovative school models and other opportunity-gap closing strategies, arts education and intercultural communication through arts and community programming.
Outside of work Justin is a proud father of three kids, two cats and a dog, and tries really hard to be a cool dad in so many ways. He serves as the board chair of a local music education organization and on multiple other committees in the Twin Cities. He also enjoys life through making and breaking stuff, playing and listening to music, being a compulsive learner and taking winding family road trips to unconventional destinations.