Born in the neighboring town of Peru, Chad is Rock and River’s only “native born” guide. He was introduced to climbing in his 20s and quickly aborted graduate school in order to climb, ski and travel. Having guided locally for over 20 years, Chad has climbed in such areas as the Canadian Rockies, Peru, Alaska, Quebec and throughout the western U.S. He lives in a cabin he recently built with his wife, Jill and daughter, Cadence.
- NYS licensed Rock and Ice Guide
- AMGA Rock Instructor
- Wilderness First Responder
- Avalanche Level II