Dale grew up on a farm in Iowa, but knew early on that agronomy was not in his blood. Especially after the summer he helped his grandpa castrate the hogs. They don’t like that at all and it makes you feel really ashamed for what you’ve done.
Fortunately the farm happened to be outside Iowa City, a surprisingly sophisticated community, owed in part perhaps to the fact that it plays host to the University of Iowa’s world renowned Iowa Writers Workshop. And it is from that university that he earned a degree in film.
Years go by and Dale bounces from television to the ad agency biz and back, and then takes a leap of faith to enter the world of magazine editing. And here at Country Roads he at last finds his tribe. And a way to at least abstractly reconnect with his country roots.
The former Managing Editor for Country Roads, Dale is now a Roving Correspondent as he and his partner Dave explore North America for the next several years in an RV. You can follow their adventures at www.fabulousfifthwheel.com.