Prior to joining SHSMO in May 2018, Brian Austin served as the managing editor and videographer at PowerMizzou.com. Austin also spent a decade as an Information Systems Technician in the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge, he studied film and information technology at the University of Missouri. A seventh-generation Missourian, Austinís family has lived in Randolph County since the early 1800ís. He spent his middle and high school years nearby in the small northern Missouri town of Winigan.