The youngest but by no means the smallest Stanley brother, J. Austin, is known for his large friend group and supporting loved ones.
Austin and his partner Mitch were still in college when the family business was coming together. They pitched in during one of the first summers, helping to hand-plant 30,000 plants to get Charlotte’s Web started as a company. That’s also when Mitch met the Stanleys for the first time. “It was slightly overwhelming,” says Mitch. “The size of people and size of personalities in one room – it’s something I’ve never really encountered.” Yes, those Stanleys are a pretty tall, lively bunch.
Austin admits, “meeting the Stanley family must be intimidating in general, let alone being the first of any of us to be in a gay relationship.” And all these years later, Austin and Mitch are looking forward to their next big adventure – getting married once the pandemic subsides.