is, at it’s heart, an entertainment/lifestyle directory. While providing entertainment, business and event descriptive and locations in a user-friendly, mobile ready format is our ultimate charge, entertaining you along the way, we hope, will be our niche.

For 20+ years has been the online portal to Texas’ most beautiful lake for millions of Austin locals and visitors from all around the globe. With over 300 partners businesses and venues, if it’s on the lake….it’s here !

Will Taylor


Publisher, Sales, Partnership Coordinator
After 25 years in the financial services industry, most of that spent with Amsterdam based The ING Group, Will developed and currently manages three on-line publications – Lost In Austin, and Will splits time between homes in Austin and Crested Butte, CO. He’s also an admittedly amateur member of the media/photography team. You can contact Will here.

Steve Ward

Steve Ward - SailATX Charters

Blog Contributor
Steve Ward is Owner / Chief Sails Officer at SailATX Charters. Steve grew up around sailing in New Orleans in the ’80s. His father, Pat Ward, inspired Steve to learn and enjoy sailing. In the mid-90s Steve moved to Austin and began crewing and renting boats on Lake Travis. Around that time he traveled to the British Virgin Islands for his first blue water sailing experience – and fell in love with it! Later he started leading groups in the Bahamas, the BVI and Puerto Rico. To extend his skills Steve attended the Chapman School of Seamanship in Stuart, Florida. At Chapman he was valedictorian in the Professional Mariner Training program and passed the US Coast Guard exam. Steve also writes a sailing blog ( and is an active member of the Austin Yacht Club where he volunteers in sail training and as a coach for youth sailing. He has owned several boats on Lake Travis and has crewed for many years in Austin Yacht Club races and regattas. Steve is a certified instructor with both US Sailing and American Sailing Association (ASA). Steve can be reached here

Lee Benton

Lee Benton - Lake Travis Fishing Guide

Blog Contributor
Lee Benton is a professional Austin fishing guide and a Tournament Angler. He’s been guiding on Lake Travis and the Highland Lakes for 10+ years. Lee’s experience has made him very proficient in locating and putting his clients on large bass over the years on several different Highland Lakes and at all times of the year. Lee not only guides black bass but white bass, stripers (striped bass), hybrid stripers and crappie. As a local Austin Fishing Guide and tournament angler, Lee has spent a vast number of hours on the water fishing and catching fish. This has given Lee some extensive knowledge of what is going on with our local lakes year round. Lee can be reached here or at (512) 773-5505.

Ryan Conine


Photo Contributor
Ryan’s an Austin based photographer specializing in aerial and ground based photography in Austin and the surrounding Hill Country. The goal behind every shot is to capture a view from a unique vantage point that nobody has seen before. Many of the photos taken come from the use of what most would call a drone. Others are taken at ground level taking advantage of lights, shadows and reflections. Ryan’s work can bee seen on his business Facebook page and his photography website. Ryan can be reached here.

Justin Snider

Justin Snyder

Photo Contributor
As a former teacher and now a Technology Specialist by day, Justin has spent the last 15 years teaching and training others to use Photoshop and other graphic tools. Only in the last few years has he started exploring his own creativity through photography and graphic design. His true interests lie in aerial, landscape, and architectural photography. His work has been featured by KVUE News, Visit Austin, City Of Round Rock, the Round The Rock blog, and 365 Things To Do In Austin. You can see more of Justin’s work at Rock Studios, Inc., on Facebook and Instagram. You can reach Justin here.

Gino Barasa


Creative Support, Editorial, Blog/Photo Contributor
Gino is an Austin based photographer specializing in making everything look awesome. It’s really that simple. Gino’s been a photography judge for and his work has been featured in the,,,, Check out Gino’s work at 1138 Studios, Gino Barasa FB, 1138 Studios FB, Linkedin, Twitter and Youtube. You can contact Gino here.

Jeff Vaillancourt


Photo Contributor
Jeff Vaillancourt may not make his living pursuing street photography, but that is where his passion lies. Recipient of The Austin Chronicle’s 2015 Best of Austin award for street photography. His work has been featured in,, La Vita in Immagini Jeff’s work can be found at, Vaillancourt Photography FB and Instagram. You can reach Jeff here.

Alyssa Taylor


Partner Liaison, Billing
Alyssa’s responsibilities at LostInAustin are numerous and largely undefined. She’s a project manager extraordinaire and exacting enough to maintain client page and event post redaction. She also handles partner billing duties. Alyssa is a blog contributor at You can contact Alyssa here.

Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor

Content Manager, Proof Reader
Ben’s a lifetime Austinite, a Lake Travis HS graduate and attended UTSA and the Austin School of Photography. Ben’s taken over content management of the site and proofreading. He’s also on our photography team and many of our partner page header photos are his. Ben manages our partner photo gallery and our huge catalog of Austin photos. Ben can be reached here.

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