Justin Goodson has five generations of logging pumping through his veins and is his dad's right-hand man. Born in 1980 in Jacksonville, N.C., to Bobby and Lori Goodson, Justin is Bobby's eldest and only son. When asked how long he has been a logger, Justin will tell you, "my entire life." Justin started working summers for his father at the age of 12. After high school, Justin enrolled at Coastal Carolina Community College, where he got a degree in diesel mechanics, a much-needed skill when Justin started working for his father full time at age 18.
Growing up in a logging family has its advantages: Justin can run and repair every piece of equipment Bobby owns. Justin tells us that if he weren't a logger, he would have gotten into law enforcement. But logging is what he does and does well. Justin has two sons and a daughter with his wife, Bethany. He hopes that the industry can hold up so that his boys can someday take over the family business.