Austin is a native of Birmingham and has spent most of his career in fundraising. A proud alumnus of Clemson University, he also spent time in East Tennessee as a participant of the third class of the Knoxville Fellows program. Prior to Lifeline, Austin was a development officer in the UAB School of Medicine. He and his wife, McCall, are members at Redeemer Community Church. Austin is honored to be a part of the Lifeline Development Team and to carry the mission of manifesting the Gospel to vulnerable children.