Who is crazy enthusiastic, full of joy, owns a parrot dog, enjoys princess movies…whoa!  I better not double space after a sentence or use the oxford comma incorrectly ’cause the gentleman I am describing is a professional journalist and media pioneer (I think I am in over my head writing this blog).

Justin has been writing for the majority of his life!  He began his career in journalism as a stringer for the York Dispatch/Sunday News before being hired as a cub police reporter at the Hanover Evening Sun. He spent two years as a features writer for the Cecil Whig in Elkton, MD before joining Lancaster Newspapers (now LNP) in Lancaster, PA, where he  covered features, politics and the Court of Common Pleas. For three years, Justin worked part time as a content developer for About.com, which was owned and operated at the time by the New York Times Company.

The list of accomplished writings, from the Lanc Intell to freelance articles in Dog Fancy Magazine, makes him incredibly respected in his field.  Oh! Did I mention he is also a Professor of literature and composition.  

Founder of Headline Consultants, a content marketing firm serving SEO companies, online marketing agencies, nonprofits, issue advocacy groups and anyone else who relies on the Internet for brand building, is what brought him to the Candy Factory.  Justin is one of the first tenants/members of our newest addition of private office suites, The Candy Factory Community Hub.

“COWORKing means having new opportunities to inspire and be inspired. It means building a new network of talented people. It means becoming lighter in overhead and more agile as a business owner. It means having more flexibility to travel thanks to the COWORKing VISA Program. Best of all, it means getting out of my comfort zone by integrating into a new community that’s always changing.”  

Don’t let his intense thinking intimidate you, Justin is warm & fuzzy and Daddy of twin girls!   We are super excited to have him on board…totally looking forward to a few Lunch & Learn Copywriting Workshops to help writers (and non-writers) hone their marketing skills and understand what clients are looking for from their marketing content.