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July 23, 2022

Justin Waayenberg- Adipose Boatworks

Justin Waayenberg- Adipose Boatworks

In this episode I sit down with Justin Waayenberg. Justin grew up in Caledonia, Michigan on a small farm and struggled to make it through high school. Justin joined the Army when he was just 17 years old as a Cavalry Scout. In 2008 he was deployed to I


In this episode I sit down with Justin Waayenberg.  Justin grew up in Caledonia, Michigan on a small farm and struggled to make it through high school.  Justin joined the Army when he was just 17 years old as a Cavalry Scout.  In 2008 he was deployed to Iraq.  After returning from his deployment Justin moved to Montana in 2010 and left the Army in 2011.  Justin took a job with Adipose Boatworks, which at the time was a new drift boat company that had been created based out of Helena, MT.  

When Justin started working at Adipose Drift Boats he ended up helping finish up their first boat.  He was quickly promoted to the production manager in the fall of 2010 and held that position until 2015 when he was promoted again to the General Manager of the company and has held the position with the company ever since and is now a part owner of the company. Additionally, Justin is the president of Mending Waters, MT a non-profit based out of Helena MT dedicated to healing veterans through fishing and nature.   I first met Justin in 2012 through the owner of the company Mike Ward (a close friend to both of us) and have worked with him in one capacity or another ever since then, as an Ambassador for the brand and most recently as a consultant for the company.  

Justin’s story is an inspiring example of change, commitment, and perseverance at the deepest level, one I look forward to exploring further today.  I am honored to call Justin a close friend, he has been an inspiration to me, and I personally think about his story often. Justin currently lives in Helena, MT with his girlfriend Kelly and his daughter Kenna.  Without further adieu please welcome Justin to the show.

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