“I mean, h-h-h-how could someone like me, a skinny cracka from the northeast heights — possibly relate to some of Burque’s roughest gangstas?”Rusty Rutherford, TEDxABQ 2014
Rusty Rutherford is a stand up comedian and youth advocate. Rutherford spent seven years working with Youth Development, Inc’s Gang Intervention and Teatro Consejo (Theatre of Counsel) programs. When the program lost funding and was forced to close, Rusty felt compelled to lay the groundwork for Duke City Dream Lab.
Rutherford has a Bachelors of University Studies from the University of New Mexico with a focus in Psychology, Media Arts, Theatre, and Communication and Journalism.