Since he was old enough to pick up a screwdriver, Justin has been making things, breaking things, and occasionally managing to fix things. Before coming to the Edgerton Center, he established and led a middle school Makerspace where he collaborated with teachers across all subject areas to design and deliver engaging Maker-ed projects to their students. He also taught classes in design thinking, electronics, video production, and photography and ran after-school Maker clubs.

Justin has also worked with Parts and Crafts, a kid-centered community Makerspace and Un-school in Somerville, MA, and as a community access facilitator at Fabville, the Somerville High School's Fab Lab.