Austin Hartke

About Me

Austin Hartke is enrolled as a senior at Teutopolis High School. Austin is the Wooden Shoes baseball team’s starting first-baseman. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Catholic Heart Work Camp group. Austin is also a part-time sales representative at the Prime Sole apparel and shoe store. He plans to attend either Southern Illinois University Carbondale or SIU Edwardsville, where he’ll major in finance.

"I expect a variety of things from this class, but my biggest expectation is leveraging the CEO experience into starting my own business in Effingham County "

About My Business

Austin Hartke, owner and operator of Hartke Drone Services, is providing aerial photos like none before him. With the technology of drones and high-speed cameras, Austin will be providing aerial photos that bring a new look and innovative applications to businesses, homes, farms, fields, or events. He says the list of things he has learned this year seems endless, but what he is most thankful for are the many connections he has made with the professional business men and women in Effingham County. Austin said: “Because of CEO, I have acquired life skills that will carry me well into the future. In addition, the business connections CEO helped me establish have provided constructive feedback and additional resources to help me start and run a successful business.” After high school, Austin plans to go to Lake Land College to begin his studies to become a financial advisor.