Before retiring in 1999, Dale was the CEO for several health care service firms in Texas and Pennsylvania. Since 1970, he has worked with hospitals to help them diversify into non-acute care services, including ambulatory care, home health, managed care, physician services as well as assisting Fortune 500 firms with their health insurance and wellness programs.
With his wife, Jo Ann, they now breed Hanoverian horses.
Dale was instrumental in helping to build the Shore Pines Assisted Living Community. He serves on the Boards of Gold Beach Educational Fund and the South Coast Leadership Council of the Oregon Community Foundation where he spearheaded the development of the “Ready to Smile” program. Dale is a member of the Budget Committee of the Curry Health District and the Rotary Club. Dale was named Gold Beach Citizen of the Year for 2001 and Rotarian of the year in 2010.