Austin Fracchia

Austin Fracchia is a freelance writer specializing in home design, DIY projects, pets, and technology. He has become an avid do-it-yourselfer who enjoys outdoor activities that often require power tools and a dust mask. Splitting his time between teaching and writing, he likes to focus on helping others express themselves in whatever medium they choose.


  • His articles have appeared on The Drive, Best Reviews, and WikiHow, among others.
  • Austin has been writing for The Spruce Pets since August 2017.
  • He is a Communication & Rhetoric Instructor at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Whether it is building an oversized dog house or torquing down a large motor to a human-powered quadricycle, Austin enjoys a great home-related challenge. As a writer, he has covered many DIY and business topics for a variety of publications like Best Reviews, The Drive,, and  WikiHow, and authored his own communication book, The Public Speaking Apocalypse. 


Austin has his Bachelor's and Master degrees in Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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