Hometown: Barker, New York
Alma Mater: University at Buffalo
Years with the Naturals: 19 (Wichita 2004-2007, Naturals 2008-present)
Favorite Sports Teams: Buffalo Bills
Go-To Ballpark Food: BBQ Nachos
Justin is the Vice President/General Manager of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
He has served in his current role as Vice President since 2017, having previously served as General Manager (2013-2016). For the first five Naturals seasons in Springdale (2008-2012), Justin served as the team's Assistant General Manager. His career as a full-time employee began in 2004 as he worked 4 seasons with the Rich Baseball owned and operated Wichita Wranglers.
One of his great honors in baseball came in March of 2017 when the Kansas City Royals gave Cole the 'Matt Minker Award,' which honors a member of the Royals organization who most exemplifies and displays over time, leadership, dedication and performance.
Justin grew up in Barker, NY and is a December 2002 graduate of the University at Buffalo. His introduction to working in a minor league front office came when he served as an intern with the Buffalo Bisons, then the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, in 2002. Justin is a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan and continues to support his UB Bulls as well. Justin resides in Springdale with his wife Kristin, daughter Olivia, and son Carson.