JT is the founder of Maven Advantage, Inc., a roofing and storm restoration firm that helps homeowners successfully navigate the insurance claim process for one of the most important aspects in life: having a sound and solid roof over one’s head. The apex of JT’s passion and vision is helping others while transforming some of the negative stereotypes associated with the roofing industry–all while creating strong, reliable “Mavens.” A Maven is defined as: One Who Is Experienced Or Knowledgeable.
Before devoting himself fulltime to Maven, JT graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Aviation and became a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. During this period, JT attended flight school, became an F-18 fighter pilot, went on to become a Company Commander, and served on the strategic level as an Operations Officer in the Afghanistan area of operations. This background has proven invaluable to Maven’s core value system and subsequent existing company culture.
In addition to guiding and leading this rapidly growing start-up company, JT is a world class competitor in living room wrassling – honing and developing this skill set within this arena on a daily basis with his 3-year-old sparring partner and son, Axel. Welcome to the jungle. He is happiest spending time with his wife, ToniRae, his son, Axel, and his 7-month-old daughter, Savaya.