Howdy! My name is Justin and I am from Texas. I enjoy long walks on the beach and...no, I really do! I also enjoy traveling, experiencing new cultures, challenging myself intellectually, learning about the world surrounding me, and above all else the hospitality and tourism industry. My hospitality focus began when my high school guidance counsellor called me a “hospitality personality" and I liked how it sounded. I thus began my career in 11th grade working F&B operations. At 18 years of age I moved into the hotel industry as an intern with Starwood in Houston's Galleria area. By 25 years old I was working in the capacity of Assistant General Manager at the Homewood Suites next to The Galleria in Houston, TX. I have continued my growth in hospitality via a more academic route in recent years. But I cannot imagine leaving hospitality and tourism as an industry! As Confucius wrote, “Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” For me, this couldn't be more true.