Dudley was born and raised in Denison, Iowa with his parents and 3 siblings. He grew up on a farm and helped his dad out for quite some time. He attended trade school in Council Bluffs and earned his commercial pilot certificate. He was a flight instructor, charter pilot, aircraft mechanic, and then worked for the University of Nebraska at the seed corn research facility.
It took him a while to find his true passion, but in 2009 Dudley started his own company, Dudley’s Dew-Right Tree & Mulch. Dudley is a certified arborist and has a love of operating equipment, especially the wheel loader. He and his wife Donna also own a self-storage business, Eagle’s Nest Self Storage. Dudley and Donna have 4 lovely children, Ben, Jess, Brad, and Jacob, as well as 10 beautiful grandchildren!