Justin Gonzalez was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1974 at Barksdale Air Force Base . His parents were in air force and defense contracting, so Justin started moving every two to three years from the time he was born until high school. He went to 17 different schools around the world and 5 high schools. He often says that living in the Philippines for three years was the most impressionable place he ever lived. He graduated from Tallwood High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1993 and moved back to Austin, Texas after graduation to be closer to both sides of his family that are native to Austin. Justin has always been in sales and marketing and in 2001 he started his real estate career.