Before filling his current post, Austin worked as the Digital Director at surgeRED, a small communications consulting firm in Alexandria, Va., where he used his extensive experience in professional graphic design and digital marketing to bring a sharp edge and experienced eye to the digital services of the team. Prior to joining the surgeRED team, Austin also served as the state representative for a handful of non-profit organizations, as well as being heavily involved in local and national politics, including helping two Senator Elects to victory in the 2014 midterm election season and acting as a political operative in New Mexico. Austin is a New Mexico State University graduate, where he received his bachelor's degree in economics. On the weekends you will find him lazily kayaking on the Potomac, or reading the latest science fiction novel.