Dusty has worked in hospitality for the last 10 years; first as a bartender, then as manager and consultant. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing stay-at-home orders, he started a disinfection service company which he continues to operate.
Dusty is a co-founder of the Norse Code Podcast, and hosted it from 2013 until 2018. From 2010 until 2014, he was a volunteer for KGNU Public Radio in Boulder, Colorado as a reporter, producer, and board operator. He lives in Aurora, Colorado with his partner of five years and their dog, tortoises, dart frog, and numerous fish.