Dale Aren grew up in coastal New Jersey, graduated with honors from Ohio University, and moved to the Lowcountry in 1994. She started her career in advertising at a daily newspaper in College Station, Texas. Following her ambition to work for a consumer products company, she moved to Houston, Texas to take a job with The Seven-Up Company, working her way up to VP Marketing. She moved on to work for Advertising and PR firms in Houston, Greensboro, and Charlotte. Dale started her own marketing company in 1991, consulting with clients Weyerhaeuser and The Coca Cola Company among others. Dale recently retired to spend more time on her volunteer activities. Dale is an avid outdoor and nature enthusiast. Kayaking, skiing, hiking, wildlife photography, and environmental protection are favorite endeavors. She volunteers with the Center for Birds of Prey for injured bird rescue and with their renesting program. Dale lives in West Ashley’s Edgewater Park with her husband, Scott Allan.