Born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick, Dallas fits the mold of a friendly, open east-coaster. Outgoing and athletic from childhood, he spent his time playing sports and hanging out at the community centre with the same group of kids he is still friends with to this day. Part of a close-knit family, Dallas’ parents pushed him to be someone who cared about others and did his best to help them however he could. He looks to his mom especially as a role model, having worked hard to support them as a single mother after her split with his dad. She always made sure he was able to participate in the activities his friends were doing, despite a limited income.
In high school his main interest was in sports, joining basketball, lacrosse, football and hockey. He feels the discipline he learned on these teams played a big role in his future success, as they kept him out of trouble and focused on good habits rather than bad. After graduating high school with honours, he knew he didn’t want to be cooped up in a classroom again, and that his strengths were as a more hands-on type of person. He picked up and moved to Alberta and began his welding apprenticeship, learning the trade over the course of three years. By 22 years old he had achieved his goal of becoming a journeyman welder.
On a whim one day, Dallas decided to audition for Big Brother Canada’s fourth season. Chosen to be on the show, he made a big impression on the audience for wearing his heart on his sleeve, getting fired up, and taking on every challenge with his signature enthusiasm. He was so memorable that he was one of eight former houseguests asked to return for the following season, which pitted these returning competitors against new ones.
Dallas has explored some of Canada through road trips between Edmonton, where he still works as a welder, and Saint John, where he spends the summers lobster fishing. Travelling the world is at the top of his bucket list, and he is looking forward to beginning by seeing more of his own country.