After he’d been in the U.S. Navy for more than 30 years, Dusty decided it was time for a change. Retiring from the Navy,
Dusty next became a professor for the Ventura Community College District before going to work with a big box retailer. The downturn in the economy in Hawaii, where he was living at retirement, prompted Dusty and his wife Carolyn to seek new opportunities and new adventures overseas.
The couple moved to Chitré, Panama, in 2013, where they are now full-time residents and adventure seekers and Dusty is reinventing his life as a freelance copywriter and photographer.