Howdy folks. My name is Dustin West. Most of my friends call me Dusty, and I'ld be mighty proud if you did the same.
I am the founding member and Sheriff of the first and only (so far as I know) old west gunfighter group made up entirely of Shriners. Our group is called The Karem Cowboys and we're a Unit of Karem Shrine in Waco Texas. All preceeds from our performances go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children
, a network of 22 hospitals throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. We have only been performing for a little over a year now so we are still pretty new at it, but we have learned a lot from the reenacting "veterans" that we have met either in person or on forums like this. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone here, and please try to bare with me if I try to pick your brain every now and then.