For 22 years, Ms. Dinkins has owned and managed DBC. Ms. Dinkins has over 23 years experience in the identification and taxonomy of marine and estuarine benthic invertebrates, and her clients have included both public agencies and private companies. She has processed samples from numerous coastlines, bays, and estuaries on the east and west coasts, Gulf of Mexico and Gulf of California, northern Mexican Pacific coast, and the Bering Sea. At DBC, she maintains an extensive reference collection of invertebrates. For five years, Ms. Dinkins was an adjunct staff member of the University of Maryland Laboratory - Chesapeake Bay.