While attending college at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Business, Dusty joined the United States Marine Corps. During this time, he gravitated toward three things – leadership, management, and finance. He has been blessed with the privilege to lead some of the toughest Marines through some of the most unique situations throughout his nearly ten years as a leader while serving his country. While in charge of groups that have included over 500 Marines, he has fine-tuned his skills in teaching others how to lead and develop their staff with the necessary skills to meet any challenge. Dusty was also assigned as the Financial Officer managing over 120 million dollars in assets and the expenditure of over 50 million dollars annually. Developing responsible and realistic financial goals while managing day to day operations has been his key to success.
His interest in the veterinary community, along with his friendship with business partner Stith Keiser, led him to jump into the veterinary community. Joining Blue Heron Consulting has allowed him the opportunity to tie his experience in finance and management from the Marines with his interest in the business of veterinary medicine. His love for animals and the joy of developing successful leaders makes this an ideal team for Dusty to be a part of. Dusty now serves the profession, and our clients, by developing managers and veterinary teams to ensure efficiency and profitability.
In his free time, Dusty enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife Holly, their four children Brody, Chase, Logan, and Clayton, their crazy dog Ellie May and experiencing the great outdoors.