Austin is CIY’s art director and graphic designer. He studied graphic design at Evangel University in Springfield, MO, before transferring to Missouri Southern State University where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree. During his time with CIY he has led the organization to win numerous design and advertising awards – locally and nationally – including more than 50 American Advertising Federation awards (ADDYs). He and his wife, Sarah, have three children – Londyn, Jax and Ezra. Their family attends College Heights Christian Church in Joplin.