Dale is a Metis carver who was born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. When he was ten years old, his family moved back to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. Dale started carving as a hobby when he was 21 (May 2000); as with so many others, he learned the art by watching other carvers in the neighbourhood. Five years later, he quit his career as a butcher and went full-time into carving. Like his brother, Manuel, he worked mostly in serpentine, at first with hand tools and then moving on up to the more efficient power tools. Dale's serpentine and antler drumdancers, hunters, bears and parka-hooded busts are in demand in galleries and shops in his province as well as across Canada. He is pleased with his independence and ability to make a good living doing what he enjoys most.