Justin Sommerville was born and raised in northern Virginia. After graduating high school in 1998, he thought it would be a good idea to enlist in the United States Army. After the first day of basic training, he thought it would be a good idea to go to college. Eight years later, he graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Geosciences; after first honorably completing 4 years as an imagery analyst (at the Army’s insistence). In 2007 headed out west to work as a contract geologist for Sunburst. In 2009 he married Tracy a fellow Sunburst contract hand, their son was born in spring of 2013. His experience includes wells in North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming, drilling in the Williston, Denver-Julesburg, Powder River, and Wind River Basins. In January 2011 Justin was employed by Sunburst as a Senior Geologist to mentor field geologist from the Billings office. He has since moved on to mentoring Senior Geologists and managing field personnel.