Justin joined Phoenix Pride as Executive Director in May of 2013 and has been in Arizona since 2006 following his relocation from Los Angeles. He has a lengthy background in large scale, multi-faceted business operations from his experience as a Manager and Event Producer creating magic for Disney Entertainment Productions and as a Consultant for multiple studios and production houses in Southern California. Prior to joining the Phoenix Pride staff, Justin served as Committee Manager for Phoenix Pride and volunteered in various manager and support roles with Long Beach Pride, The Trevor Project, Aids LifeCycle and Special Olympics for over 15 years. His background has taken him through business and brand management, logistics and production throughout the nation pulling him from his little home town of Stilwell in eastern Kansas.
Justin currently serves as a City Commissioner on the City of Phoenix Human Relations Commission and an Advisor on Congressional District 7’s LGBT Advisory Council.
Justin loves hiking, biking, camping and all of the outdoor activities that Phoenix and Arizona has to offer. He has a passion for making sure that our LGBTQ youth have all of the options available to them to lead long and healthy lives. You can often find him exploring area parks and lakes with his partner Matthew and his Golden Retriever, Sparks.