Dustin LaValley is a screenwriter born in Glens Falls, New York. Raised in a foster home, his father was a police officer and his mother, a nurse. He spent eight years in college studying English and Social Psychology. During that time he became a Sensei of karate, jujitsu, and Judo. Sidetracked by a second battle with intestinal cancer and Crohn's Disease, LaValley relieved himself of all duties to concentrate on his chemotherapy and his hobby turned profession, writing. His screen credits include award-winning short films and work for major networks.