Dale was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, but grew up in Yorktown, Indiana where he graduated from High School in 1979. He graduated from Ball State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Dale is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society. He is on the Board of Directors of several not for profit agencies as well as a local bank.
Dale and his wife, Betsy, have four children: Katie, Kelsey, Mackenzie and Gavin.