Rusty Ellis is the eldest of seven children born to Paul and Shari Ellis. He grew up living in several cities, due to his father's career in the U.S. Air Force. Rusty has lived in California (where he was born), Utah, Florida, Alaska, Virginia, Idaho, Wyoming, and in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he now lives.
Rusty met his wife in Rexburg, Idaho, while attending college. The two married a short time after (six months later!) and have continued to date and court to this day. Rusty and DaLea have six children, five daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, and eight grandchildren (with two more on the way).
DaLea works as a Realtor and Rusty retired from active law enforcement duty in 2018.
He enjoys spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and living life with his best friend (his wife).