Dusty moved to Charleston in 2003 without knowing anyone, so he took some improv classes in hopes of meeting people. It ended being something he really enjoyed doing, so he took more classes. Dusty became an official company member of Theatre 99 in 2009. He was the winner of the 2011 and 2012 Charleston Comedy Festivals Stand Up Comedy Competition and was voted Charleston's Best Local Comic of 2013 by the readers of the Charleston City Paper. Dusty says that he would have never gotten into stand up without the confidence that he gained from Improv Comedy and credits Improv and Theatre 99 with his success. Keep up with Dusty on twitter @dustyslay.