While Austin was born in Baton Rouge, LA, he has spent the majority of his adolescent and adult life as a Houston, TX resident, and considers himself a Texan by heart. His colorguard career began shortly after high school when he performed two seasons with Spirit Independent in 2016 and 2017. He then continued to march one season with the Santa Clara Vanguard color guard where they received the silver medal and the George Zingali best color guard award. After his drum corps experience, Austin spent one season performing with Black Gold World in 2019.
Austin is in his 4th year as a director and currently teaches at Stratford HS in Houston, TX. While he choreographs, deigns, and provides consultation to multiple other groups in the Houston area, he is currently on staff with Spirit Independent Winterguard and Black Gold Winterguard.