HOMETOWN: Juneau, Alaska
EXPERIENCE: Road building and paving
Austin comes to the Gold Rush camp via his friend Parker Schnabel who he has known since they were in the first grade. While Austin has never worked in mining he has worked for a road building company since he has been old enough to work, and has also worked in paving. He says, "I don't have a very solid background in operating equipment but I have spent some time working around crushers and an asphalt plant so I feel that I have an advantage here." Austin is interested in mining and decided to join Gold Rush this year because he thought it would be a great experience and a brilliant opportunity he couldn't pass down. When he's not on the job, he likes to ride his dirt bike, mountain bike and go snowmobiling.