Born in 1956 and raised in North-Central Oklahoma, Dale grew up in the small oil company town of Ponca City. After graduating high school, Dale attended Oklahoma City University. He then traveled west until his southern roots beckoned him back to Dixie. He settled in Austin, Texas in 1984 and it's been his residence ever since.

Dale retired after 30 years in retail after receiving a Stage-3 HIV diagnoses on World AIDS Day 2012. Dale is a central Texas grassroots HIV/AIDS Advocate, serves on the Austin Area Comprehensive HIV Planning Council, and champions human rights causes. In his spare time, Dale posts real life experience vingettes on social media and pens an occasional southern yarn.

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