Troy Dale has Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Education degrees. He has worked as a service station attendant, a shoe salesman, a cafeteria worker, a church choir director, a high school choral director, an administrator in a facility for the mentally retarded, an actor/singer, owner of a home improvement company, a film maker, a bee keeper, and a woodturner. He has studied children’s literature, mediation, critical incident stress management, dream work, shamanism, woodcarving, and banjo. He currently lives with his wife Regina, a Master Herbalist, on 20 acres in Denton County Texas. He has no idea what he wants to be when he grows up.