Dale Burgess is a groundskeeper at Fablehaven. He is a quiet, reserved man who helps Stan Sorenson out with chores and the general upkeep of the preserve. He is the second cousin of Stan. It is revealed that one of the major reasons he is staying at the preserve is to take care of his albino and catatonic brother, Warren. Dale is second cousin to Seth and Kendra Sorenson.
First seen at the preserve when Seth and Kendra arrived, Dale's job was to help take care of the preserve along with Stan. He was later seen by Kendra taking milk out to the creatures. He was not kidnapped along with Stan and Lena, but was turned into a lead statue which Kendra and Seth found on the lawn the next morning after Midsummer's Eve, but he was restored by the empowered Fairies in the end.
He was imprisoned with Coulter by Errol and Vanessa, but was later freed by Tanu. He went with Coulter and Tanu to the Inverted Tower in time to help defeat the artifact guardian. There, he found his restored brother Warren.
Dale is seen doing his chores while keeping an eye on Tess when she's in the pool.