One of Justin's specialties is taking complex source material and transforming it into concise, understandable material for broad audiences. Aerospace engineering and process changes require clear messaging with easily understandable actions or requirements for the intended audience.
This translates into other business fields where complex ideas must be simplified for easy consumption and understanding by audiences large or small.
Justin is a sci-fi and aviation enthusiast. Working at a large commercial airplane manufacturer, he watches airplanes from the past and present fly every day. He loves distance running, movies, playing HALO, VW GTI's, and military history, though not necessarily in that order.
Justin is also an independently published science fiction writer and audiobook narrator. The works of Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein, Herbert and Tolkien have all made their influence in one way, shape or form on his writing. "Cerulean Rising: Beginnings" is his first self-published novella, followed by the sequel, "Cerulean Rising: Evolutions." Additionally, he contributes monthly science fiction short stories on goodreads.com, critiques stories from other contributors and narrates audiobooks available on Amazon, Audible and iTunes.
Justin majored in communications during his undergraduate career in Seattle, WA. Relevant experience included:
Writing broadcast news stories for 90.3 KCMU newscasts (now KEXP), on-air experience as a music host and station volunteer at same, broadcast intern at 103.7 KMTT (formerly The Mountain) and course work in television writing, editing and filming.
During Justin's MBA coursework, he covered a broad range of topics, including statistics, accounting, finance, e-commerce, marketing, business ethics, business law, and corporate communications. The key takeaway from the program was really learning how to work with and manage a team to create deliverables for various assignments.
Justin completed one of three program semesters until employer education funding priorities changed.
Writing experience included short essays and long research papers about military history, with a final project score of 300 out of 300 possible points.
For the past seven years, Justin has been the internal communications specialist at the delivery center of a large aerospace manufacturer. Writing projects include the weekly internal newsletter, executive messaging, highly tailored messages to specialized audiences, broad informational pieces, employee interview articles, safety notices, articles for the internal corporate news service and detailed “how to” instructional pieces.
Justin regularly submits articles to the internal corporate news service where he works. These stories reach an international employee base. There are strict editorial guidelines that must be followed concerning article length, style, voice and content. These articles highlight many different topics, including new cost saving procedures or materials, employee sponsored improvements, technological advancements and customer feedback.
Justin has created push notifications for a mobile video game that involves locating real-world objects (portals) and controlling them for your specific faction.
Justin is also an avid military/sci-fi wargamer and HALO fanatic.
In his current career, Justin is responsible for his organization's weekly newsletter. Sometimes he is sent content and sometimes he must play the role of a reporter and find relevant news through his contacts or by attending various meetings. As the gatekeeper for what gets published, Justin prioritizes information by reviewing how closely it aligns to overall management business goals and objectives.
Justin is a self-published author with four science fiction novellas currently available in e-book, paperback, and audiobook formats on Amazon, Audible and iTunes, with a fifth under development. Additionally, he contributes monthly science fiction short stories on the goodreads.com Science Fiction Microstory contest forum.
Justin has written multiple white papers for the aircraft maintenance and repair (MRO) industry across a variety of topics, including aircraft and engine rentals, upgrading interiors, and airplane end-of-life options.
Justin has created content for multiple webpages in many different industries, including aerospace, industrial /commercial painting and coating services, wire mesh/wire cloth manufacturing, and freight expediting services.
In his current role as an internal communications specialist for a large aerospace company, Justin is responsible for crafting email messages and copy for a large and diverse audience at an aircraft delivery center. Emails must be clear, concise, and accurate to avoid losing audience attention and to convey the necessary information.
In his role as an internal communications specialist, Justin has written many articles posted to the company's internal news service. This service reaches a global audience as it is distributed through the corporate intranet to all company locations.