We had the good fortune of connecting with Dusty K. M. Wilson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dusty K. M., is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Character. It’s our character that, we believe, sets us apart. We live in a world where everything seems to be digital. We decided to turn our phones off and go back to having human to human interaction. We have personally customized all of our games since the beginning and love giving out prizes. Our between-round challenges give us the time to keep score manually, as well as interacting with the teams, getting to know their members. Since 2019 we’ve worked exclusively with local venues giving us the flexibility to adapt to the ever-changing needs of our clientele. We believe the intimacy of our games, requiring audience participation shows that we are there for them just as much as they are there for us.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We’re an entertainment company that started out doing trivia nights eventually expanding to bingo and karaoke as well as private events. We’re proud of the fact that we persevered through the 2020 shut downs. We continued to host trivia through online social media live events. As soon as our venues were able to bring us back we hit the ground running and gained more venues than we had before the shut downs. One of the biggest lessons we learned was no matter the obstacle hard work and dedication always prevails. We are a small with big hearts and the drive to continue to be the best local entertainment company in the valley.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would definitely check out a sporting event with one of the many professional teams here. We would go hiking around the rim and float in one of their many lakes. We would figure out where one of our favorite food trucks is parked, it may even be at Divided Vine, one of our favorite dive bar.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Not a little, but a lot: without a doubt the credit goes to my eldest brother, Rico. He’s the one that had the intuition to make our ideas a reality. Without the support of him and the owners of Divided Vine we never would have been able to get off the ground. Also we extend much gratitude to our loyal contestant base, that has lead us in the right direction for expansion.
Photos taken by Deborah Embree and Rebecka Arnone.