Hello! My name is Dale, and I am elated to be a part of HEP. I am a born-and-raised Washingtonian; I grew up in Redmond and moved to Seattle after high school. After a decade of bartending around Capitol Hill and Belltown, I decided to pursue a career in human services. I completed Seattle Central College’s Social & Human Services program in 2023 and joined HEP shortly thereafter. I have been heartened to find how closely my values align with HEP’s mission and the harm reduction model–I believe the intersection of public health and social justice is essential to affect change. In my free time I enjoy baking, thrifting and long-distance cycling.