Dusty was born and raised in the Show Me State (AKA Missouri) in a small country town named Winfield. She earned a BFA in Sculpture from Truman State University and made her way to the Windy City. She started out sculpting and working in the management consulting space. After half a decade of independent contracting, it was time to co-found Ink Factory with Lindsay and Ryan (audience claps!!). Dusty uses her people skills, big picture mindset, and entrepreneurial spirit to connect the dots at Ink Factory. Dusty has an uncanny ability to see a small needle in a large haystack. She’s always generating ideas and loves to foster new partnerships.