Justin M. Kolenc
(a.k.a. Mad Squid)
I was born and raised in Grand Junction, Colorado in the United States of America. in 1998 I enlisted in the U.S. Navy straight out of high school. I served on active duty for five years, including aboard the world famous USS Reuben James (FFG-57) and at the Joint Intelligence Center Pacific in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I visited 11 countries on two deployments aboard the ’57 before being promoted to Intelligence Specialist.
After my honorable discharge from the Navy in 2003, I went to school. I graduated with an AA in Liberal Arts from Colorado Mesa University in 2011, and then graduated with a BA in Political Science from American Military University in 2013.
Somewhere in there (~2005), I officially registered the trade name of Mad Squid Productions™ with the state of Colorado. Under this name I have published books, music, websites, clothing, videos, blogs, apps, 3D models, and more.
I’ve had to defend and protect that name, as others have attempted to appropriate it and use it for themselves. I forced one such entity, “Mad Squid Media,” to change their name after discovering that they had been using MY TRADE NAME for years!
Make no mistake, I AM THE ORIGINAL, THE ONE AND ONLY, THE REAL, TRUE, RAW, HARD, UNCUT Mad Squid. Accept no substitutions!