Chad was born on the East Coast, but moved with his family to Oregon in infancy. He has been heavily involved in the Boy Scouts of America, and is an Eagle Scout. Shortly after graduating from college, he felt drawn to Freemasonry and inquired about membership. Chad was initiated in 2011 at Holbrook Lodge. He has been an active member ever since, serving as Chaplain for several years, and as Tyler in 2016.
Chad also joined the York Rite bodies which meet at Holbrook Lodge. He is a Past High Priest of Forest Grove Chapter #37, and is currently the Illustrious Master of Sunset Council #20, Cryptic Masons. Chad is also a member of Oregon Commandery #1 of Knights Templar of Oregon.
Professionally, Chad is an electrical engineer. Personally, he and his wife Sheri are avid historical re-enactors and cosplayers. They enjoy making props and costumes, as well as giving instructional demonstrations to the public. Chad teaches historical craft classes to children of all ages through The Boudrot Armory.