Justin Oswald was born and raised on a farm in Joliet. He attended Joliet schools from kindergarten until graduating in 1990. After graduation he attended Montana State University-Bozeman and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with a Livestock option. He currently resides on the farm that he grew up on with his wife and three children who currently attend Joliet Schools. He has been a member of the Joliet School Board for several years and currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Board.