Austin Wachter joined JDCF as
a Preserve Manager for Big Sky Nature Reserve in January of 2023. He graduated from River
Ridge High School and later went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens
Point with a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry Management. Austin enjoys the outdoors and spends
most of his free time hunting, fishing, woodworking, hiking, and spending time with family and
friends. Austin lives in Elizabeth with his wonderful wife Natalie and their three dogs, Ava, Koda,
and Wrigley.