Austin is the fourth generation in his family to work in the Forest Industry. Austin grew up in Whitney Ontario, where he spent time with his grandpa building logging roads which led to his love for forestry. In 2018 Austin graduated the Forestry Technician program at Algonquin College and then Tree Marked for the Algonquin Forestry Authority before starting as an Operations Technician at BMFC in May of 2020.