Originating from the Southeast of The States, Austin called the Carolina’s home for most of his childhood. Starting as a competitive swimmer, moving into canoeing and kayaking, he then pursued a major in Outdoor Leadership and Experiential Education. New Zealand was never really on his radar but coincidentally turned into the best accident of his life. Calling Wanaka home (mostly because it’s where all his toys are now) he is ready to share his passion of paddle sports and nature with everyone he can. Easy to spot, with his Lorax style moustache, Austin can be found high up on the rocks or kicking up dust on the local mountain bike trails when not in his kayak enjoying the lakes and rivers of the area.