Dixon was a longtime partner and owner of three businesses on the Hill in Boulder: Kinsley & Co., Kinsley Outfitters LLC and An Orvis Shop. Kinsley & Co. was a local, trendsetting haberdashery founded in 1949, providing men’s and women’s clothing. Dixon began working for Kinsley as a salesman and manager in 1982, eventually becoming sole proprietor.

Dixon founded Kinsley Outfitters to demonstrate and sell fly-fishing equipment. An Orvis Shop outfitted clients in casual and travel clothing and accessories.