Chad was born and raised in Southern California. He has spent his entire life in, on or near the water. He began diving in 2008 during a trip to the island of Maui and has been hooked ever since. Once back home, he recalls going straight to a dive shop, purchasing all of his gear and taking his first class. As he developed a passion for diving, he continued taking classes and became a PADI Pro in 2013.
When Chad is not teaching scuba diving, he enjoys diving beyond recreational limits (technical scuba diving) using mixed gasses and technical dive equipment. Cave diving in North-Central Florida is one of his favorite places to dive. Out of the water, Chad spends time with his son, Blake. Together, they love riding bikes, kayaking, and fishing.