Bringing over 4 years of experience in the industry, Austin is a capable leader and perceptive strategist who is passionate about conceptualizing solutions for his clientele’s finances. Throughout his career, he has leveraged his superior analytical and decision-making skills in helping his clients make better financial decisions. Austin does not believe in cookie-cutter solutions and instead recognizes that the needs of each of his clients are varied and diverse and require personalized strategies that are directly linked with their financial goals. Through this vision, he has helped countless people reach the kind of financial wellness he believes is essential to living well.
He offers services in retirement planning, estate planning, special needs planning, and planning for business owners. However, the scope of his work does not stop there. He’s there to guide his clients through every major purchase decision, revealing choices they didn’t know they had and managing them through life changes and market fluctuations.
His entrepreneurial spirit led him to find Classic City Capital Group, a company built around the vision of providing people with a more logical and personal way to invest their money. Before his passion for entrepreneurship would cause him to find a company of his own, he was a part of Prudential Financial, where he was the recipient of several company laurels and accolades. Under Prudential, he was Junior of the Year, Senior of the Year, and a part of the prestigious Master Council and Million Dollar Round Table 3 years in a row*. He also proved his worth as a successful manager and an astute leader, when he spearheaded the best team in Georgia/Tennessee*. Austin holds multiple designations (ChFC®, ChSNC®, RICP®, and CLU®) and has served corporations in diverse roles during his career.
Austin was born in Tyler, Texas but grew up in Watkinsville, GA. He discovered his penchant for Economics very early on in his life and has wanted to be a financial advisor for well over 13 years. He went to the University of Georgia where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics to help him realize his dream.
When asked about the most fulfilling part of his profession, Austin claims it is when he helps his clients retire and is able to see individuals with special needs thrive. His passion for helping the special needs seeps from his professional into his personal life as well, where he spends a significant chunk of his free time volunteering for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Austin’s brother, Dakota, has Cerebral Palsy and has been part of an organization called Extra Special People since 2000, which Austin believes has shaped him into the person he is today.
Austin went through a terrible tragedy when he lost his father in 2020 but did not let it bog him down, instead choosing to channel his grief into helping widows and divorcees including his mom through empowering women with their finances. He admits that he loves working with them and finds it rewarding. When he’s not working or volunteering, he loves to spend time with family and traveling the world with his family and friends. He’s also quite candid about his love for baseball and has visited 12 of the 30 MLB parks in the US with plans to see all 30 in the next few years.
*Based on sales