Gale is co-founder, President and Creative Director of Hanky Panky Ltd., an upscale New York intimate apparel company established in 1977. The collection is designed and manufactured locally and distributed globally. Gale also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Cold Spring, NY. Gale is a life-long supporter of environmental, animal rights and social issues. As a longtime resident of the Hudson Highlands, she enjoys its extensive trail systems and dirt roads both on horseback and by horse drawn carriage. She is also a closet harpist. Gale was raised in St. Louis, MO, and studied at Washington University and Parsons School of Design.