Meet the Makers: Austin
Diamond Brand Gear is grateful for our team of talented craftsmen and women! Without their skills, dedication, and common mission our goods would not be as meticulously built for your next adventure. We want you to get to know our makers!
As makers (some may say warriors), we are willingly engaged in the constant struggle/conflict to creatively transform raw materials into finished products with our own hands. Meet Austin.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: I have lived in Arden for a decade, minus the time I was in the Army. Growing up I lived in a lot of different places.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT SEWING AND CREATING: I like to be able to see a tangible result of my work. Making goods by function leads to that result. I have worked as a blacksmith, welder, and landscaper. I love working with my hands. Nothing is worse than sitting at a desk moving numbers around.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT DIAMOND BRAND: Just a few months.
FAVORITE FOOD: I got a lot of favorite foods. I like variety. Sushi, real Italian, and good German are a couple.
HIDDEN TALENT/FAVORITE ACTIVITY/PAST TIME: I speak a little bit of 4 languages including German, Arabic, and Spanish.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THIS AREA, MOUNTAINS: Hard to say, I can’t really put my finger on it. I can tell you, when I was in California I really missed the Mountains, but there is something special about this place.