Lead Facilitator, Emerge Improv
Justin began his studies at Wittenberg University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. While he studied communication formally, he began his informal, yet transformational study of improvisation. Justin went on to study at the iO theater in Chicago and the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. He has become a sought after performer, teacher and speaker. He founded The Black Box Improv Theater in Dayton, Ohio, which has carved out a strong presence in the improv comedy community.
Justin’s skills in business, communication, and improv performance have added up to create engaging speaking engagements and instructional workshops. At the prompting of his wife (Brittany), what started as casual company trainings has turned into an innovative venture. As the business world has opened its eyes to the powerful applications of improv, Justin has even been looked to by Harvard Business School as an expert in this field, teaching improv workshops to MBA students on their campus. Justin’s reach continually grows. He was a featured speaker at the inaugural TEDx talks in Dayton, and routinely emcees the event. Justin has built trust in countless companies, including a growing list of the worlds largest and most respected organizations.