About the Owner
Rusty Shields, a native of rural Northeast Arkansas, graduated from Arkansas State University with Bachelor of Music degrees in Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance. Rusty moved to Bloomington, Indiana to begin his graduate school program at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. After graduating with Master of Music degrees in Choral Conducting and Opera Performance, he began performing and conducting at various places around the world, all while beginning his talent development career. Rusty is the owner of Develefy Consulting which began in 2019. As a master facilitator, Rusty’s participant centered approach to facilitating engages learners to be active in every part of the content. Rusty is very passionate about leadership and personal development, in which he has been training for 17 years! Rusty is active in the community, volunteering in various roles in civic organizations around the United States! In his down time Rusty love traveling, reading, hanging with friends, singing, and dirt track racing!