Hard work and love for food started at a young age for Dustin on his grandparents, edible backyard garden. JoAnn DeMatteo, his grandmother inspired his passion for writing and story-telling; Bud DeMatteo, his grandfather created a space that brought high spirits and a place of ongoing improvement. His continued love for family is rooted within Farmster which empowers people, place and community to act or not, in regards to the betterment of society and nature with a consciousness of economy and ecology. Currently, Dustin is a Programs Coordinator at Daily Acts, specifically working in Cotati and supporting the rest of the staff with our municipality contracts and homegrown programs throughout Sonoma County. Dustin's first internship was at the California Independent System Operator (ISO), where he worked within the Corporate Compliance Department and began to learn of the complexities of the power generation and storage, as well as, the leading role California plays in climate change through the integration of a diverse, renewable mix of power sources.