Dustin earned his bachelor’s degree of Computer Science from East Tennessee State University in 2016. Afterwards, he worked as a DevOps Engineer at CGI converting applications to using containerization methodologies and automated tasks of his colleagues. He migrated some workloads to use Kubernetes and attended training from CoreOS on Kubernetes. He started his career at ORNL as a DevOps Engineer initially with ITSD, architecting, deploying, and managing Kubernetes clusters for various application stacks. Additionally involved in setting up continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines to deploy applications onto Kubernetes clusters, as well as working with developers to implement and modernize their software to be more cloud native. While with ITSD, he earned his Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) certification from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in 2019.