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Founder and President of Austin Adventures

Founder & President of Austin Adventures, Dan manages all aspects of the day to day of this small international tour company. After 20 years as founder and President of a large international commercial construction company, Dan was looking for new adventures when he acquired Backcountry Tours in 1994. Backcountry evolved over the years through several key acquisitions to be what Austin Adventures is today. Over the last 20 years Dan has become a respected expert on Adventure Travel and as a result holds key positions on numerous boards.

Dan lives in Billings, Montana with his family who, like Dan, also embrace an active lifestyle. When not in the office managing Austin Adventures’ day to day business, the Austins are out doing what you would expect: traveling the world, biking, hiking, fishing, climbing and exploring new destinations. Active in his own community as well, Dan served as President of Southeast Montana Tourism Board, on the State of Montana Governor’s Advisory Council on Tourism and as President of Zoo Montana—one of the only privately funded zoos in the country.


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Dan Austin

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