Meet the Guides: Dustin

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We’ve been introducing several people to you over the past few weeks. Today we get to meet Dustin who has been a part of our Branson Zipline Crew since the beginning of our 2010 season. He grew up right here in the beautiful Ozark terrain and has always loved working outside. This passion for the outdoors lead Dustin to become a part of Branson Zipline. I mean, what other job pays you to play in the snow?

Dustin is our all around outdoor guru. With all kinds of relevant outdoor information, you are sure to enjoy yourself on his tour. He doesn’t only use his extra time to camp, backpack & slack line, (Check out the picture above if you don’t know what slack lining is) he also has a degree in electronic media and holds a part time job traveling as the sound engineer and stage manager with Country Music Hall of Famer, Roy Clark. On his many adventures with Roy, Dustin has rubbed shoulders with many country music stars including Jessica Simpson at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. He enjoys traveling and going to all types of concerts. Anyone would be so fortunate to have Dustin as their zipline guide!

Best time to zipline? I prefer spring because the weather is perfect and all the dogwoods on the property are in bloom.
You’ve been with us for almost two years now, what is your favorite part of working here? I enjoy helping people overcome their fears. Many people start out really timid but by the end they are having the time of their lives.
Best advice for a new zipliner? Relax and just do it – once you’ve done it you will be fine. By the time you get half way down you will like it!
What is your favorite outdoor activity and why? Backpacking in Arkansas at Horseshoe Canyon – its nice to get away from everything, get in the woods and be self sufficient for a few days.  
What did you think the first time you went ziplining? I was like ten so I was pretty scared. It was at Kanakuk summer camp – I remember it being fun but it was so long ago that it is hard to say. The first time I zipped here I was more comfortable with doing stuff like zipping than when I was ten.