Austin was born and raised in Utah. He and his wife enjoy trying to keep up with their energetic and infinitely curious children. The Higginsons love the outdoors and spend as much time as possible exploring nature. Austin graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. His time providing care to the residents of the William E. Christofferson Salt Lake Veterans Home as a CNA and restorative aide for over two years inspired him to continue his education in physician assistant studies at Pacific University, Oregon. He is thrilled to join Columbia River Health and is passionate about helping patients improve their lives through healthy choices.