John “Jack” Austin

Jack was raised in Plymouth, Minnesota, a suburb of the Twin Cities. He spent most summer weekends sailing Lake Superior on his family’s sailboat. Jack developed very close relationships with his two grandmothers, who both got to see him reach adulthood. From these relationships and others, he developed a great respect for elders and an interest in their lives and experiences. These close relationships inspired Jack to focus on serving elders during his time at law school. As a member of St. Thomas Law School’s nationally-renowned Elder Law Clinic, Jack represented elders in Medical Assistance planning and nursing home disputes.

In his spare time, Jack enjoys golfing, alpine skiing, playing and listening to music, and reading. In winter, Jack teaches alpine skiing to children at Skijammers, a ski school in the Twin Cities.

Volunteer Experience

Wills for Heroes MN

Second Harvest Heartland

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