Demcie Mesteth grew up in Pine Ridge South Dakota. He works hard in the kitchen of the Indigenous Food Lab helping produce large volumes of food and learning as much as he can from the people around him. He has a creative writing degree from the University of Minnesota Morris, and has worked in various kitchens as well as a donut shop during his culinary career.
In his free time, Demcie likes to dabble in creative writing, and play board games. He is passionate about board games and when he is not working at the Food Lab, he is selling them at Games by James, a board game shop in the Twin Cities metro area.