Squamish, British Columbia
Justin is a 'snowboarder’s snowboarder'. From the Olympics to guiding, snowboard design to construction, he has dedicated his life to his passion. Back in his freestyle days when asked about his hardest trick, the answer was simply 'landing'. However, his peers always admired him for his super technical, innovative backward runs. At the same time that he was competing in the Olympics and International Ski Federation World Cup, he was also getting a degree in mechanical engineering. This specialty has come in handy for building and shaping boards, which he does for his own company. Yet another facet of Justin’s storied career is his guiding. As an Association of Canadian Mountain Guides ski guide on a splitboard, Justin shares his knowledge and stoke for the backcountry with his guests and is always keen to discuss gear options. No matter which hat he is wearing - designer, rider or guide - he is always engaging the people around him to work well together. As a father, his biggest goal is to teach his son to never grow out of learning.
- Two-time Olympian for snowboard halfpipe in 2006 and 2010
- Seventh place at the 2010 Olympics, the best finish for a Canadian male in snowboard halfpipe
- 2010 FIS World Cup overall halfpipe champion
- Two-time World Championships silver medalist in halfpipe
- Produced "The Backyard Project" web series for Acr'teryx which filmed the climbs and rides on the 30 mountains one can see from the backyard in Squamish
- Snowboard and surf trip to Alaska for a short movie called "Taming Alaska"