Chad first became acquainted with Project Linus when Carol Babbitt approached him in the late fall of 2001 about some things she wanted to do with the website. As he began to help and eventually take on webmaster duties, the growing computer network at Project Linus offices needed attention. Chad officially joined the staff at that time and has been a key player in the technical needs of the organization. He not only actively builds and maintains the Project Linus website as well as keeps the office network running, but also assists several chapter coordinators across the United States with computer-related issues as the need arises.
Chad's full-time job is in the IT department of State Farm Insurance in Bloomington, Illinois. His team maintains thousands of servers across the enterprise as well as troubleshoots network-related problems. In his spare time he enjoys doing things with his family, tinkering around the house, and playing the organ. Chad graduated from Brigham Young University in Business Management/Information Systems. He and his wife have four children.