Originally from Nashville, TN, Dustin earned degrees in the visual arts from Middle Tennessee State University (BFA) in 1999, and Ohio University (MFA) in 2004. Before coming to Northern Plains, Dustin worked as a multimedia filmmaker and journalist contributing to outlets including MTV News and the Associated Press. Dustin also produced a podcast series exploring family agriculture projects in Nashville. As the Communications Director, Dustin oversees the flow of internal and external communications. Dustin enjoys hiking, photography, and playing banjo and guitar for the captive audience of his dog, Otis. Email: dustin@northernplains.org