Dale is married with two children, has a background in science, natural resource management and stakeholder engagement. He has worked with the federal government and a First Nation, and for the past 15 years with Manitoba Hydro. He is the Section Head for the Waterway Community Engagement Section, responsible for working with stakeholders who share waterways throughout the hydro-electric system. These include First Nations, communities, cottage associations, environmental groups, researchers and resource users. Dale's role is to foster understanding of Manitoba Hydro operations and effects on the water regime, to understand people’s concerns with these operations, and to communicate them to decision-makers in Manitoba Hydro.