Photo courtesy of Hannah Velez

Photo courtesy of Hannah Velez


After graduating with a BBA in General Business from the University of Georgia in 2005, Austin discovered that “peace begins with pause” with a stint at ScreamFree.

In late 2008, he pivoted into special education at a nearby elementary school for five years.

Nowadays, Austin is a Guest Advocate for Big Peach Running Co. and a stay-at-home father. His work has appeared in Fathom, Relevant, The Rebelution, and Morning by Morning.

Austin loves NBC sitcoms and Christopher Nolan films, and his marathon best is 3:12:26.