Chad graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and a Minor in Theater. He is also a graduate of Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois with a Masters of Arts degree in Education/Teaching and Leadership.
A Veteran of the United States Air Force, Chad has worked in many disciplines, including inpatient and outpatient mental health, substance abuse and addiction recovery/treatment. As a Certified Educator, Chad worked closely with parents and students in Illinois public schools to assist in the development of individual accountability and responsibility. As a lifelong learner, Chad continues to develop his skills in Mental Health and Addiction Recovery.