Dustin Balch was born and raised in the Decatur/Hartselle area of Morgan County. He graduated from Hartselle High School in 1990, and then attended the University of North Alabama in Florence, graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and again in 2000 with a Master's Degree in Educational Administration.
After 10 years in the classroom, he made the transition to industrial sales as a general manager for a Fortune 1000 company for 10 years before spending another 5 in sales for Pyramid Industrial in Decatur, Alabama. In 2019, he decided to take a step out and become a full-time Realtor ®.
Dustin and his wife, Susie, have been married for 25 years and have one son, Luke.