Dustin was born in Honolulu Hawaii in 1989. At a young age, he developed a passion for wildlife seeing his first panther up close at the age of 6, growing up on Alligator Alley in the Everglades where his father worked for J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge as a wildlife habitat and maintenance manager. Dustin went to school in Fort Lauderdale at Maritime Professional Training where he learned the skills to engineer on large vessels. Dustin started working with SCCF in March 2017. Working alongside Victor Young, utilizing the skills he received through various training, Dustin fixes and maintains the working order of the vehicles and equipment, exotics species removal, and maintains the fire lines on all SCCF properties.