As a toddler, Justin’s favorite activity was to become hopelessly entangled in the legs of kitchen chairs. Rather than throw a tantrum, he laughed, as he somehow found this endlessly entertaining. Over the last 20 years, while he has thankfully graduated from chairs, he still has fun working with people to tackle complex issues. He brings an earnest curiosity and playfulness to the serious business of helping others be more creative in their problem solving, helping them find their way out and up. He has a knack for connecting with others in service of helping them learn design mindsets and tools that transform ‘stuck’ and ‘mediocre’ into Gratifying and Compelling.
Justin co-founded Somersault Innovation with the aspiration to help people find viable and inspiring paths forward—to achieve innovative breakthroughs in the challenges they face, whether process, sales, product or experience related. His professional journey started in marketing and sales, then shifted to leadership and organizational development, and now centers around practical design thinking applications. He holds a B.A. from Cornell College in English and French Literature, and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Communication from the University of Denver.
Sometimes the best solutions are waiting to be discovered right beneath our seats—tantrum free.