Chad joined Roaring Fork Conservancy in August of 2006. He earned his B.S. in Biology from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. Chad has experience as a whitewater rafting guide and ski instructor in Glenwood Springs, as well as caving guide, interpreter, and manager for Glenwood Caverns. As Water Quality Coordinator Chad can be seen all over the Roaring Fork Watershed collecting water samples and monitoring the health of local streams and rivers. He also manages a group of dedicated volunteers who conduct water sampling on their local streams. He is a Certified Interpretive Guide as well as a Colorado Outward Bound alumni. Chad enjoys numerous outdoor pursuits, spending time with his family, and playing soccer with friends year-round in the Glenwood Springs area.