Justin is an accomplished mentor/teaching artist for North County High Schools and students, and was previously the Education Director for New Village Arts. In 2010 he created what is now the Junior Ensemble with N.V.A, located in Carlsbad. The program has since been grant funded by City of Carlsbad, California Arts Council, and The National Endowment for the Arts, and others to name a few. His inaugural production of Romeo & Juliet in 2011 saw his lead actor, and student costume designer both win awards and scholarships for their work on the show, and his work with high schools and students continues to this day.
Justin is prominently known for acting with some of San Diego’s finest theatre companies, and as a Poor Player from 2003-2009. Justin has directed Comedy of Errors (New Village Arts). The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abriged) [Revised], adaptations of Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, and As You Like It into one-hour productions (The Schulman Auditorium).
Credits include; La Jolla Playhouse (Red Planet Respite). New Village Arts (The Miss Firecracker Contest, To Kill A Mockingbird [Co-Director], Seascape, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Much Ado About Nothing, Wait Until Dark [Assistant Director], Brilliant Mistake [World Premiere], Of Mice and Men, As You Like It). Sierra Repertory Theatre (It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play). iON Theatre (A Midsummer Night’s Fever, or ASS [Co-Script Adaptation]). Moxie Theatre (Hickorydickory, Ten Cent Night, Poster Boys (co-production w/ Diversionary), The Crucible (co-production w/ Intrepid Shakespeare), Eurydice, Expecting Isabel, Dog Act). Poor Payers Theatre (Romeo & Juliet, Measure for Measure, Antony & Cleopatra, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, Coriolanus, Much Ado About Nothing).