Avery Austin is currently our Store Manager in Mundelein. Avery began his career at JC Licht as a Sales Associate in Glencoe. He was promoted in 2014 to Assistant Manager of Algonquin and in February of 2016 he accepted the position of Store Manager. Avery grew up in the Lake Bluff/Lake Forest area in northern Illinois.
1 – What do you remember about your first day and week at JC Licht?
The first day, I remember not knowing a single thing, about anything. The first week, there is a lot more to this job than I originally thought, but clearly, I liked it!
2 – What is the best advice you have ever been given?
The 3 S’s – STOP spending – STUDY hard – STAY healthy
3 – What’s your favorite type of cuisine?
Nothing can beat a well-cooked cheeseburger
4 – Have you ever won anything, if so, what?
I believe I was 7 or 8 years old at Naperville’s Ribfest with my Dad. There was a Chicago Wolves tent with a hockey net set up to win prizes. Of course, my Dad enthusiastically hands over $5.00 on my behalf to shoot the puck 5 times. Sure enough, I made that 5th shot and took home a season’s worth of tickets.
5 – What is the one piece of advice you would give others on life?
If you work hard at the things you enjoy in life, you will always be rewarded.