Dusty Mitchell was born in Georgia, but he was raised and spent most of his childhood in the small town of Valley, Alabama except for a few brief, but impressionable years in Houston, Texas. Dusty majored in Theatre at Auburn University and served as a Security Forces troop in the Air Force. During his six years of service Dusty served two tours overseas. Finishing his military obligation with the rank of Staff Sergeant. After his military service he set his sights on working in film, studying and developing himself not only from a perspective in front of the lens, but also behind the scenes.