Justin was perhaps MSU's first "recording track" student, as he utilized a research track option to focus his studies on audio engineering and received a Bachelor's degree from MSU in 1997. He worked as a radio producer and manager for a number of years with Heartland Ministries Radio, as detailed in the book Christian Radio: The Growth of a Mainstream Broadcasting Force, by Dr. Bob Lochte. Justin has worked as an audio engineer at Murray State for over 10 years, and has pressed the record button for a variety of notable musicians such as Alison Brown, The Kruger Brothers, Justin Townes Earle, Chris Scruggs, and Newton & Thomas. As a studio engineer he has done session work with Rob Ickes, Chris Raspante, Jason Lee McKinney, Sim Flora, and Jamey Aebersold. Justin's recordings include a finalist for the 2010 International Tuba and Euphonium Association’s Roger Bobo Award for Recording Excellence, the 2014 winner of the Independent Country Music Association’s Album of the Year, the 2015 Grammy submission from Mark Records for the MSU Jazz Band’s album “Why We Can Have Nice Things,” and the annual Fannin Musical Productions sampler CD that has seen duplication of 15,000 units. Justin teaches the audio recording courses at Murray State University and attempts to impart his love of microphones to every student.