Justin enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2001. He served two tours of combat in Iraq as an Infantryman in 2003 and 2004. During his second tour, he was severely wounded in an ambush when an IED detonated directly beneath his vehicle.
Justin was awarded the Purple Heart medal by President George W. Bush. After 8 surgeries and recovering from wounds sustained, he was medically retired in 2005.
Justin has developed a diverse business background with over 15 years of experience in the acquisition, management and oversight of investment real estate. In 2008, Justin and Jennifer started Access Property Management Group which today manages over 550 rental properties in West Michigan.
In 2020 amongst the food shortages of the pandemic, Justin and Jennifer started raising pastured poultry on their 37 acre farm in West Michigan. After raising and selling 300 broiler chickens that year, they raised 3,600 broilers and 250 layers on pasture in 2021.
Today in 2022, the farm has increased in size to 110 acres on which they will raise over 6,000 chickens on pasture and adding pastured pork and lamb to the farm.
Jenni’s entire professional adult life has been involved in building and operating small businesses.
In 2007 before getting married, Jenni was analyzing investment properties and walking through homes with Justin as dates. As the market was crashing, they were buying up properties, starting a property management company, and planning a wedding.
Jenni loves the amount of personal development that being a business owner has allowed in her life. She reads books, attends conferences and soaks up knowledge from numerous other successful entrepreneurs. She is a proud mom, a farmer, an investor, an adventure seeker and avid traveler.