Dustin is a 32-year-old Marine Corps veteran and filmmaker. His tours in the Marine Corps brought him to Iraq in 2008 and Afghanistan in 2009. After receiving an honorable discharge in 2011, Dustin attended the University of Colorado, where he received a B.S. in journalism. He was a reporter for the West Yellowstone Star in West Yellowstone, Montana before moving to New York City to attend Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where he focused on documentary film production. He is currently living in Long Beach, California, working to start his own production company.