Dwayne was born in Boston, MA but lived in Michigan for the majority of his life. He came to Portland in 2010. Dwayne graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BBA in Management but decided to go back to college to get his teaching and Integrated Science certificates. Dwayne briefly taught 9th grade biology at Tigard High School before realizing the restaurant industry was calling him back again. When not managing at Ecliptic, Dwayne spends his time with his husband and two dogs Skeeter the schnoodle and Hans the one-eyed shih tzu in their backyard garden. He also enjoys long walks on Cannon Beach, visiting all the breweries, playing board games with friends, and building furniture for his home.