Austin Prince – 40 Under 40

Age: 31
Kids: No, do 2 cats count? Hopefully in the future.
Occupation: Director of Retail Services & Buyer for World Equestrian Center & Roberts Design
My grand goal in life: To be present and in the moment with family, friends, and experiences. Life is about the journey, not the destination!
When not working, I: Enjoy traveling, staying in bougie hotels, being a foodie, and going to the gym.
What I like most about living in Ocala: Is that even with the continued growth and expansion we still have that small town feel.
My biggest pet peeve: I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them. iykyk!
One word that summarizes my philosophy of life: Ambition
My greatest strength is: Offering people peace of mind. I pride myself on always following through when I commit to something.
If you could have a superhuman power, it would be: Time Travel! I think it would be incredible to see what the future looks like, and how the past unfolded.
Community cause nearest my heart: Pet Adoption and Rescue.
A guilty pleasure of mine: Cat videos on Instagram.
People who know me say I am: A man of few words and SO serious, but once you know me I’m fun and sarcastic. Ogres are like onions, onions have layers, ogres have layers. Guess I’m an ogre?
Personal achievement for which I am most proud: Publishing my 1st book “Oren and The Guild’s Fable” and serving in the Air Force.
Favorite part of my profession: Being a part of history by helping grow the World Equestrian Center into a true internationally acclaimed resort & event center.
If there is one thing I indulge too much in: Caffeine! All the baristas know my coffee order by heart.
Top three things on my bucket list: Travel the world, learn a second language, build a real estate empire.

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