Dale Nelson has lived in the Woodburn area all of his life. He started Nelson Financial and Estate Planning in 1985. Dale recently celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary with his wife, Sue Ann. They have two grown children and three grandchildren. Dale has been a volunteer firefighter for the Woodburn Fire District for over 30 years. Some of Dale's interest include: kayaking, fishing, riding motorcycles, flying radio controlled planes, and skimboarding at the beach. Dale is a board member for both the Woodburn Firehouse Cookoff and the Woodburn Chamber of Commerce.

Sturgeon fishing on the Willamette in Dale's kayak