Gale is a community activist who worked in the Addison County State’s Attorney’s office as an advocate for crime victims. She was president of the Vermont School Boards Association and served for 13 years on the Weybridge Selectboard. Gale is currently on the Weybridge Planning Commission; assistant treasurer of the Weybridge Congregational Church; a board member and volunteer for the Open Door Clinic; a board member for EastView at Middlebury and works on props for the Opera Company of Middlebury and the Middlebury Community Players. Gale’s son, Ethan Fenn, is a lawyer, a hockey goalie, and a future math teacher. Gale has been a member of ACTR’s board since January 2015.