Austin was born and raised in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The long winters allowed for three options. Take up hockey, snowboarding, or hibernate. Austin played hockey up until his junior year of high school until he fell in love with snowboarding. The year he began taking his snowboard career seriously, he started traveling across the US while competing in Amateur circuits. Austin Is Currently a junior pursuing his bachelors in Psychology and Studio Arts at Liberty University. After graduating he hopes to own his own networking business.