Austin grew up on a family farm outside of Mt. Angel, Oregon. After receiving a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture in 2005 from the University of Oregon, his career concentrated in landscape and horticulture management and sales. In the fall of 2014 Austin joined the Powell Banz Valuation team and is currently pursuing his General Appraiser Certification.
In his free time Austin enjoys working on his wooden rowing dory he built from scratch, landscaping, gardening, and enjoying outdoor activities throughout the beautiful Pacific Northwest. His favorites include hiking, boating, fishing, camping, and crabbing.