As Program Associate, Austin provides program support and ensures effective grant and data management. His extensive nonprofit experience within the community development and disaster response fields, both domestically and internationally, spans communications, research and programming.
He is passionate about inter-generational engagement, community-based solutions and innovations, and changing how aging is viewed. Additionally, he is committed to the NextFifty Initiative mission as he lends his expertise in grant and program support.
Austin earned a BA in Global Studies from Colorado Christian University and an MA in Development and Emergency Practice from Oxford Brookes University (UK). He is also a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School.
In his free time, Austin enjoys traveling, mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, and following English soccer. He is also an Associate Board member of the Colorado Haiti Project.