This virtual tribute site was created by Amy Kuhman. Austin was in a single car motor vehicle accident on 12/14/2019 while on his way to pickup friends to hangout at the mall… Austin suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) to several different areas of his brain… Austin, our beloved son passed away on 12/23/2019 at 19years old.
Stock photo by Jim Hill, image if Austin by Amy Kuhman.
I have a passion for eliminating roadway accidents after having seen so much pain and suffering caused by them around the world. My background is in mechanical engineering where I began my career with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan working in Body Engineering. I remember the first test crash I watched and how sick my stomach felt when the car crashed into the concrete wall. This memory is forever "cemented" into my mind. As an aircraft pilot I was always focused upon safety procedures, and this way of thinking has made its way into my research into automotive safety. In a desire to end traffic accidents I created this Roadside Tribute site and manage a sister site RoadsideMemorialTributes.com web sites. I also created and manage the Christians for Christ Ministries https://www.christiansforchrist.com web site and a sister site to Roadside Tribute for drowning victims called Lakeside Tribute https://lakesidetribute.com/. My daytime job is to manage and implement the digital marketing programs for User Friendly Consulting, Inc.