Dustin was born in Albuquerque, NM where his parents taught him to ski at age 2 and later he began Snowboarding at age 11. Dustin received a shop sponsor at age 13 through Jasen Bowes at The Beach Zone. He eventually became a sponsored regional rider in the Southwest. Dustin has also had the pleasure of working retail sales for Todd Sloan at The Beach Zone before leaving Albuquerque, NM for Salt Lake City, UT after high school. There he worked at Brighton in the Terrain Park for three years with Ken Gaitor. This is also when he began working demo tour for Jasen Bowes and Burton. Dustin then moved to the Northwest along with Jasen Bowes to begin work in the place he now calls home! He has been in the Northwest for 5+ years now and currently lives in Portland, OR. Dustin works along side some of the most passionate people in this industry. Sasha Dietschi-Cooper (NW Managing Rep) has put together an amazing team for the Burton brands.
“I get to work with such amazing people everyday in this job from the retailers and reps, to designers and developers, to riders and teams. I have learned so much from this industry and the people that make it what it is. This year marks 10 years since I began working with and riding Burton Snowboards. I love our gear, but more importantly I love Snowboarding!”