Austin was born in Enterprise, AL but he was raised in Defuniak Springs, FL. After graduating from high school in 2006, he obtained his certifications as a Paramedic/Firefighter and worked as a Training Supervisor on the ambulance. During this time, he simultaneously attended University of West Florida for his Pre-Professional Biology (Pre-med) degree. Here he was intiated into the Lambda Beta Chapter and served as Pledge Class President but did not hold any other positions due to time constraints. Austin changed majors to Petroleum Engineering at LSU in 2016 and will complete his undergraduate degree there in May 2019 and master's in Petroleum Engineering in May 2020. Austin enjoys hunting, competitive sports, weightlifting, mudding, traveling, and spending time with his family.
As an expansion coordinator committed directly to Lousiana State University, Austin is the principle point of contact for the Fraternity's New Chapter Development Committee, which provides administrative oversight of its colonization process.