Chad went to law school at the University of Wyoming after enjoying a career in education, community leadership and small business.
Chad’s journey in public education included serving as a teacher, principal and administrator. He worked in traditional neighborhood schools as well as in a range of alternative programs including as the Academic Director for one of the nation’s first statewide online schools. Throughout Chad’s time in education, he worked side-by-side with dedicated educators in urban, suburban and rural communities across Wyoming and Colorado. Chad is most proud of his work with schools serving Native American communities as well as partnering with the Wyoming Department of Education on projects aimed at improving outcomes for students with disabilities.
Community service has always been an important part of Chad’s life. He served three terms as the mayor of Firestone, CO as well in a number of other appointed or elected roles including co-vice chair of the Denver Metro Mayors Caucus, chairman of the Weld County Planning Commission and as a city council member. During his time as mayor, Chad was a member of various international delegations to Turkey, Canada and China where he focused on developing international economic development through subnational relationships between local officials.
While in law school, Chad earned a fellowship with the Military and Veterans Law Institute at Chapman University in Southern California where he conducted research on the intersection of mandatory arbitration clauses and the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Act. Additionally, Chad completed externships at the Wyoming Department of Agriculture and the First Judicial District in Cheyenne.
Chad and his wife Megan live outside of Cheyenne and have three grown children. Chad enjoys traveling, chainsaw carving and working with horses.