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Dusty Burson

Silverton, TX
Dusty Burson carrying a Turtlebox besides his horse.

Ranch / Rodeo

Brought up in West Texas, Dusty Burson embraced life in the saddle from a young age, working cows & breaking colts to sustain his family’s small cattle operation. Later on while attending Texas Tech, with their ranch horse program in it’s infancy, Dusty decided on a whim to tryout. With a chance to walk-on and some direction from his coach and mentor Kris Wilson, Dusty started on the path to success in the show ring.

Constantly embracing the challenges of the sport, he has paved the way for the next generation of whitewater athletes to pursue their passions and take it to the next level. Now living in East Tennessee, Nick will tell you he’s “living the dream”, alongside his wife Emily. They have two adventurous little kids who love the water & together they travel the country looking for that next stretch of river to paddle.
Nick is a world class athlete that has successfully defied the laws of nature from the seat of his kayak & we’re stoked to have him proving our product wherever the next adventure leads. Learn more about what makes him tick in the Q&A below...

Favorite movie?


Favorite book?

The Good Book

Most inspiring quote, piece of art, saying, or advice that has impacted the way you live today?

Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never work a day in your life! (Boots)

When you’re not working, what are you doing for fun?

Work is fun! A Lot of my Job is also my hobby! I also enjoy hunting and playing with my kids.

Coolest place you’ve ever traveled?


Bucket list destination you haven’t been yet?


You’re stranded on a deserted island - who is coming with you and why?

My wife Kirsten, so I will survive! lol but seriously.

You get to have drinks with anyone (dead or alive) - who are you calling?

John Wayne

What advice would you give an 18-year-old that wants to do what you do?

Find Jesus and always keep him #1! Everything else will fall where it needs to if you seek His will.

Favorite wild meat/fish to eat? (i.e. venison, dove, quail, king fish, redfish, etc.) And in what kind of meal do you prepare it/eat it?

Red Snapper & Wahoo

What’s your favorite element of Turtlebox? (battery life, durability, waterproofness, sound, togetherness, elevating experiences)

Sound, durability and how loud they are.

How do you use your Turtlebox?

We use our Turtlebox daily! My kids love listening to “tunes” when we play outside and drive around the ranch on our ranger. We also use it at “work” -- riding colts, roping, shoeing horses, and hanging out after work. I always turn it on when I am shooting my Bow as well.

Name the most famous contact in your phone

Sam Elliott

Dusty Burson
Dusty Burson
The Color that Started it all

A nod to our first garage-built speaker.