Dale is a life-long gardener and micro-farmer, raising a wide variety of free-range poultry. He also advocates for local food and culinary tourism. As a board member of the Illinois Farmers Market Association, Dale works to provide educational opportunities for Farmers Market managers, vendors and producers through workshops, webinars and conferences. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Design from Northern Illinois University, is a double certified Farmers Market Manager and professional event planner. Known for his endless stream of ideas, targeted initiatives and non-traditional resources, Dale has a proven record of increasing revenues and patron satisfaction. His creative marketing efforts frequently bring thousands of new faces, as well as significantly defining and expanding an organizations brand. Currently, Dale is on the team of Sail Internet, based in Palo Alto, California, where he provides marketing, customer management services and creative solutions.