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.