Working closely with our clients, Justin Crayton is an account manager here at Green Apple Strategy. Justin’s diverse marketing background helps him serve our clients in a way that builds their brands. He has a passion for helping organizations find their vision and is excited to do so while working with such a close-knit team.
Originally from Texas, Justin Crayton studied business administration at Texas State University. He worked for an Anheuser Busch wholesaler for 10 years in various sales and marketing roles that led him to work with large accounts like the University of Texas and the Austin City Limits Music Festival. He was part of some exciting product launches, including Bud Select, Natural Light, and Landshark.
Justin feels that, at this point in his career, it’s about finding the right organization and the right team. After looking to return to a full-time marketing role, Justin was thrilled to join the Green Apple team.
He says his team-oriented spirit began on his childhood baseball team. “You learn so much through working or playing with others. The shared experiences of winning and the value in learning from the losses are invaluable to growth,” says Justin. He also enjoys working on a team and brings with him enthusiasm, energy, and well-rounded experience.
When he’s not in the office, Justin and his wife, Renee, love to travel. Whether it’s down a dirt road, a new state, or a new country, they enjoy getting uncomfortable and experiencing different cultures. He believes that, “You know you’ve found the one when you travel well together.” They’ve experienced worker strikes in France and Italy, a refugee crisis in Hungary, and even a brief interrogation by soldiers in Peru.
Justin and Renee have three fur-children—a Chihuahua (Lukenbach), a Golden Retriever (Crockett), and a Quarter Horse (Lily). They love trying new restaurants and especially enjoy Franklin’s weather, hills, and friendly people. All in all, Justin and Renee are thankful and excited to be part of this community.