Justin is a life-long learner and native of Durham, North Carolina. He has an A.A. from Durham Technical Community College, and a B.A. in Journalism from North Carolina Central University. For six years, he worked as second-in-command at Durham-based clothing and lifestyle brand RUNAWAY before venturing into freelance multimedia production. In 2020, Justin started his own creative storytelling business called Buddy Ruski. He is passionate about the power of stories and how they connect us as humans.