Dorm Parent, graduated from the Moody Institute in Chicago with a BA in Secondary Education. Austin was initially drawn to Oliverian because of his combined passion of working with students and his love for New Hampshire. He has extensive experience working with students, from leading adventure trips in the northeast to teaching in the classroom. Austin attended boarding school while living in Africa, and hopes to use those foundational years to influence the dorm at Oliverian.
Originally from Oregon, Austin lived in Africa for many years as a kid. This cross-cultural experience developed a passion in Austin to work with students who have a hard time finding their place and passions in life. This led Austin to pursue his degree in teaching, and during the summers he worked at a camp on Lake Winnipesaukee with the Leadership Development Program.
In his free time, Austin loves rock climbing at Rumney Cliffs, snowboarding, or bagging all the White Mountain peaks. Austin is thrilled to be working with the students at Oliverian while living in beautiful New Hampshire.
What do you love most about Oliverian?
“At Oliverian, I love the fact that we can all live together in a community and create a tight-knit family that can be rarely found anywhere else.”
What motivates you to work with kids?
“I believe that High School is one of the most important stages of life in a kid’s journey. When I was in High School I had several mentors and older men that I looked up to and was able to rely on when times got tough. My motivation for working with kids is the desire to be a positive role model for youth and give back to the younger generation what was given to me.”