WE are excited to welcome Dale Cole to the Board of Directors!
Dale Cole has over 35 years in the HVAC industry. He is currently employed by the State of North Carolina as an HVAC tech on the UNCG campus. Dale has used his time in the industry to cultivate a network of local business owners and civic leaders.
Dale’s family has called the piedmont area home for generations. His grandfather was a tobacco farmer . His father and several other family members retired from RJ Reynolds tobacco company.
Dale is a third generation musician . His grandfather , father and uncles formed the Cole family band in the late 1930s and performed in Forsyth and surrounding counties into the 1940s. Dale taught his son to play guitar and is in the process of passing the legacy down to his grandchildren.
Dale along with his friend Jon Epstein created to FaceBook group Foothills Area Musicians . This group boasts a membership of almost 800 local musicians. The group holds fundraisers throughout the year for several local charitable organizations.
Cole also along with Rick Gustaitis formed the Camel City Revelators.
With Covid putting an end to social gatherings . Dale with the help of Gabriel Higgins, Tommy Priest, and Danielle Bull formed The Virtual Village. They quickly recruited others from the WS business community and set out to raise money for the areas service industry displaced by the Corona virus. At the end of 2020 the Virtual Village connected with HOPE of WS and will work exclusively with HOPE to help feed the hungry children of our community .
Dale will bring his organizational skills and vast network of local musicians and business owners to The WS Ambassadors.