Dustin grew up in Gillette and worked in the energy service industry before earning his journalism degree at the University of Wyoming. He cut his teeth as a reporter at the Gillette News-Record and worked 10 years as energy reporter at the Casper Star-Tribune. His reporting was integral to reformations of the state’s split-estate mineral ownership laws, and he helped shine a light on the pitfalls of poorly managed energy development. He became editor-in-chief of WyoFile in 2010 and helped grow the fledgling organization into Wyoming’s premier in-depth, nonprofit news organization. Dustin spent 2016 and 2017 at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism fellow, where his work inspired a project to build interdisciplinary teams of science, technology, and journalism experts who engage with and respond to communities of the rural American West as they take on local challenges. He lives in Casper with his wife, Kristy.
My Recent News
August 16, 2018
The Wyoming Outdoor Council and its members are responding to a massive increase in federal oil and gas leasing, working under shortened public comment timelines and defending rare landscapes critical to other areas of Wyoming’s economy.read more
August 9, 2018
From public lands grazers to climbers and conservationists, a chorus of voices that want to maintain wilderness values wonder if officials are listening.read more
June 25, 2018
A big part of our work at the Outdoor Council involves tracking the actions our representative government makes on behalf of its citizens. Often, that includes asking for public records […]read more