Austin was born in Oregon and raised near Crater Lake. He had an early introduction to the construction industry as his father worked in construction while he was growing up. After high school in Oregon, Austin moved to Belize which started a passion for traveling. He has lived in Alaska, California, Greece and Australia while he traveled the world and worked at various jobs including high-rise construction, owning a handyman business and asbestos monitoring. Austin moved over 85 times before he came to Seattle!
Austin now lives with his wife and her young brother in Snohomish where they enjoy the “simple life.” His interests outside of work include hiking, snowboard, longboarding, sailing and being outdoors.