Andy – Austin Adventure’s Custom Trip Expert
It’s no secret that our guests LOVE our guides. And our guides love our guests and their jobs!
As part of the Austin Clan, Andy’s family wrote the book on adventure travel. Whether he’s taking guests to high-end art galleries, surprising them with trailside creme brûlée (for real!), or helping guests get the perfect landscape photo (his day job is a photographer – http://andyaustinphoto.com/, he’s always going to go the extra mile for you. And that’s why Andy is an Austin Adventures All-Star Guide!
Check out Andy’s blog on demystifying the world of photography here!
See what our guests have to say about Andy:
“This was the first time I have ever gone on a vacation by myself. I’ve always wanted to see Yellowstone but for years trying to get family or friends to go always fell through . . . Every time I turned around there was some other surprise that shows that Austin Adventures likes to take customer service to the next level! Who else is going to make you creme brûlée out on a trail!! Andy and Sylvie were amazing! They were informative, but also a bunch of fun making us laugh throughout the trip. Anything we needed they were prepared. They made a 4 hour diversion to avoid forest fires seem like it was part of the plan and actually one of my favorite days of the trip. What I like best was they treated us like family and that is what sets Austin Adventures apart from everyone else!! I thought it was super sweet that my guides sent a postcard to greet me when I got back home!” Elizabeth S., 2016
“We were very impressed with how knowledgeable Corey & Andy were from facts, safety, cooking skills, etc.” Cheryl B., 2014
“It was a trip of a lifetime. A month after and we are still talking about it on a daily basis. The guides Andy and Carrie are what made it so special!!” Don M., 2014
“It was an incredible trip. Andy and Jerrod who went above and beyond my expectations.” Bob K., 2016
“Andy, Emily and Jonathan were fantastic. They were able to accommodate everyone from the 6 year old to the 51 year old!” Paul A., 2016
“Very well organized. Laser focused attention to detail. Went far above and beyond expectations. Sylvie, Andy, and Corbin were engaging, well educated and enthusiastic guides.” Nancy K., 2016
“We would definitely rate you a “10”. Andy and Sylvie were professional, flexible, entertaining, and provided excellent, fun meals on the trail.” Doc C., 2016
More about Andy:
Andy Austin was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised in Billings, Montana. Andy grew up in the travel industry being the son of Austin Adventure’s founder and president, Dan Austin. He attended Montana State University in Bozeman and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2013. While at Montana State Andy played football for the Bobcats and helped the team to three Big Sky Conference championships. In 2009 Andy helped to create the non-profit Wheels of Change International. Wheels of Change works with Austin Adventures to collect bicycles in the United States and ships them to rural communities in Africa. Once in Africa the container becomes a bike shop and the bicycles are sold, rented and fixed with all profits going back to the mechanics as well as other community projects.
Andy is also an award winning photographer. In 2012 he started his own photography company, Peak Photography of Montana. Since then Andy has taken over as Austin Adventures’ lead photographer. Since graduating in the fall of 2013 Andy has been traveling the world and capturing it along the way. Andy wears many hats at Austin Adventures; guide, marketing associate, trip development, lead photography, and part time graphic designer. Andy has designed the official Austin Adventures shirt for the last 4 years.