Justin Van Kooten
I was born and raised in Pella, IA. I grew up on the farm and eventually moved into town. I was very involved in all athletics, especially basketball. After high school, I attended and played basketball at Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA. I graduated in May 2010 with a Business Administration degree. I was Director of Basketball Operations/Assistant Coach with the Sioux Falls Skyforce for 4 seasons, andwere the NBA Development League Champions in 2016!
I am engaged to the love of my life, Samantha Hoffman, and getting married September 1, 2017.
What Intrigued You About The Staff Profession?
This profession allows me to help provide new opportunities to people every single day. I love nothing more than helping others in a positive way. I love the passion and drive the people of ERC have and the family atmosphere.
Life Outside of ERC, Inc.:
In my free time I am either watching sports, at a sporting event, or coaching basketball. I also enjoy being outdoors, back on the farm, hanging out with family and friends.
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.”
“Make each day your masterpiece.”