Dusty grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota, and graduated from Stillwater High School. He attended Dunwoody College of Technology and received a degree in electrical construction and maintenance. Dunwoody helped Dusty get into Local 110 where he did his apprenticeship and became a journeyman electrician.

Dusty started at Collins last year as a Project Manager/Estimator in the major projects group. He says that it was very easy to settle in at Collins given the great people in both the office and the field.

Dusty currently lives in Somerset, Wisconsin with his wife of 14 years, Ashley, and his children–Maxwell (10), and Lorelei (9). The family spends as much time as they can outdoors—boating, gardening, hiking at nearby parks, and participating in water sports. Dusty also enjoys fishing of just about any type during any time of the year.  His favorite vacation is his annual trip to Lake of the Woods, Ontario with friends and family.