Austen grew up in a small city in the Pacific Northwest. Austen worked on a few different livestock and vegetable farms for several years before coming to Hidden Villa. Austen came to Hidden Villa because he wanted to work with animals in a way that supports a broader mission of social and environmental change. His favorite activities at Hidden Villa include petting Kiwi, his favorite farm animal, and scooping things with the tractor. His favorite mission-related book is The Art and Science of Grazing by Sarah Flack.
Austen Wagner (he/him)
Assistant Animal Husbandry Manager