Al married into the “Dogwood Family” in 2011, when he married Alysa Slay. The two of them first met while working at an overnight camp for kids. Al has been a long time visitor to Dogwood, going back to the inaugural session in 2001. Outside of camp, Al is an electrician for ALSTE electric, and he always makes sure to have dog treats in his work truck for his customer’s dogs. At camp Al can be seen doing a little bit of everything, driving around in the golf cart to move equipment or give campers a lift, showing people to their rooms/cabins, setting up signs, pretty much doing whatever needs to be done to help out Alysa and Dave. In addition to adding a wife to his life, in 2011 Al and Alysa adopted Stella Blue. At home, Al and Stella can often be found napping on the couch together for hours at a time.