Dustin grew up in Dublin, Ohio, but has spent the last few years in Canton, Ohio. He graduated from Malone University with a B.A. in Communication Arts, focusing on Media Communication, and he also studied at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center while interning at Industry Entertainment. Over the last six years, he has written and directed eight short films and a feature-length documentary. While at Ohio University, Dustin hopes to test the expressive capabilities of the cinematic medium.