Chad was born and raised in Petaluma, is a graduate of Santa Clara University and is a former Minor League pitcher who retired in 2008 after 4 years in the Seattle Mariners organization. After a 4 year stint with Cal Fire, California's State Fire Department, Chad began looking for a new professional path. When the opportunity arose to join a private broker, he was ready to make the transition to the world of insurance. After spending almost 3 years diving head first into the world of insurance, Chad fulfilled his dream of starting his own agency and joined forces with his dad, Steve, in the family business. Chad stays involved in the community by spending his time as a coach with the Casa Grande High School Baseball team and is an active member of the Petaluma Rotary Club. Chad likes to spend his time away from the office traveling to two of his favorite locations, Lake Tahoe and Hawaii, with his wife, Mary, their daughter, Reese and son, Warren... Of course, his arm can be twisted to check out a local brewery every once in a while.