- He acts and promotes himself as Baron Ambrosia on the BronxNet and the Cooking Channel as a culinary expert in the Bronx, New York.
- He is a member of The Explorers Club.
- In June 2018, he was listed as the #3 most adventurous person in the world' by Men's Journal.
- He is Co-Founder of the History, Arts, & Science Action Network (HASAN) a non-profit organization that focuses on relic repatriation, historic justice, and documenting vanishing cultures.
- He is the host of UNEXPLAINED AND UNEXPLORED, an exploration series that solves mysteries using both ancient maps and cutting-edge technology. The program has been airing on the Discovery Channel and Science Channel in since 2019.
- He is a SATWF Lowell Thomas Award winning writer who has written extensively for National Geographic, VICE, The Explorers Journal, Parts Unknown, and Roads & Kingdoms.
- In 2016 he tracked down the lost skull of African American enslaved rebellion leader Nat Turner and repatriated it to the Turner descendants. The relic had been missing since 1831.
Open Water Swimming Career Highlights
- He attempted the 25-mile Great Arctic Swim that was the first attempt to perform a continuous open water swim from Canada to Greenland across the Nares Strait. He swam 11 miles in 7 hours 30 minutes on 15 August 2022 using a specially designed open-cell neoprene wetsuit. He did this to draw attention to climate change.
- He completed a 7-hour 7.5-mile Bronx River swim in 2013.
- On 29 July 2017, Chad Anderson, Johnnie Mundell and Justin Fornal completed the first assisted circumnavigational swim of the 100-mile coastline of Slay, Scotland while carrying the flag of the Explorers Club UK Chapter for 8 days.