Dustyn Winder

Hubby/Dad/Traveler/Eater/Learner in Kampala, Uganda

Dustyn Winder

Hubby/Dad/Traveler/Eater/Learner in Kampala, Uganda

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I'm a husband / dad / homecook / creative / strategist / entrepreneur who's ceaselessly curious about the world. Generally speaking, when not chasing a toddler, I'm reading, writing or thinking about technology, media, geopolitics and macroeconomics, healthcare, sustainable development, travel, food, culture, social enterprise, and new ideas for age old problems.

The path I've taken to satiate this curiosity throughout my life has been, to vastly understate it, meandering.

I've started a non-profit in post-conflict northern Uganda, consulted on communication strategy for African think tanks, developed advocacy strategies for mega-foundations working on global health equity, managed a boutique creative agency focused on building communities through shared story, and consulted on campaigns for both politicians and progressive advocacy organizations.

Currently, I'm advising an SF based travel start-up with the goal of shifting how we think about hospitality, community, and the environment, launching a HealthTech venture studio (details still under wraps) aiming to bring equitable access to care and treatment to East African communities and contribute to the growth of the region’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, and am currently noodling on a number of ideas alongside my wife, including a travel media publication for socially conscious millennial parents.

The bottom line is this: My life and career to date have taken me all over this spaceship we call Earth, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm ever on the move and constantly interested in smart people doing crazy cool things. So, if you've stuck around this long, let's chat.

-DW

  • Education
    • University of Tennessee