Austin graduated from Virginia Tech in 2018 with a B.S. in Environmental Horticulture and B.S. in Agricultural Economics. After graduation, he joined the green industry, working as an Enhancement Manager for a commercial landscaping company for over 4 years. As Enhancement Manager, Austin gained experience with plant identification, vegetation management, and an assortment of landscape construction projects. Austin started with Aegis in September 2022 as a Project Scientist.