A charismatic, handsome bachelor, famous for appearing in the 4th season of the reality TV show “Southern Charm” based in South Carolina, Austen Kroll has been in the craft beer business since 2012.
Early Life, Parents & Family :
- Austen was in Washington D.C. on June 16, 1987.
- He grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his parents, Tom and Wendy, younger sister, Katie, and older sister, Kyle.
- As a child, they would go on family vacations to their summer home on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
- The family was bonded together after the tragic death of Kyle, the 9-year-old reportedly fell 200m from a cliff while on vacation in 1994.
- Austen is now very close to his younger sister, Katie.
Education & College :
- This fresh reality TV star studied at the University of Alabama & graduated in 2010 with a BS in Business Administration and Management.
- During his college years, Austen was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
- He also spent one semester studying in at the Anglo-American University in Prague, 2009.
Career before Fame :
- Soon after finishing university, Austen left home and headed to Colorado.
- Here, he spent nearly two years serving banquets at the exclusive Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch hotel in Avon.
- In October 2012, Austen began his career in the craft beer industry with a job as a bar manager at Roast Public House in Madison, Wisconsin.
- After little more than a year, the young man decided to return to the South and took a job as the ‘Cellarman’ for Palmetto Brewing Company, a boutique craft beer line serving only the North & South Carolina.
- In May 2016, Austen got his big break in the form of a position as the territory sales manager for Red Hair Brewing Company, an independent microbrewery based in Marietta, Georgia.
Reality TV Career : Salary & Net Worth
Relationships & Dating : Austen Kroll Chelsea Meissner
- Despite his charm and good looks, Austen is apparently still single.
- However allegedly, there seems to be romance brewing in 2017 between Austin and his co-star, Chelsea Meissner.
- The two were filmed flirting and the topic of going on a date was breached, the situation causing some tension with a rival, Shep Rose.
Scandals & Trivia :
- In 2006, Austen was arrested in Charlotte for reckless driving, he was a 18-year-old high school senior at the time.
- After university, he also spent some time traveling, visiting the Rocky Mountains and even crossed the pond to New Zealand.
- His hobbies involve playing golf with his good friend & Southern Charm member Shep Rose.
- Austen is an experienced bartender, a Certified Beer Server, awarded by the Cicerone Certification Program.