Chad is a passionate outdoor educator. Having taught college English and writing for nearly a decade, Chad transitioned to outdoor education in 2009. In addition to instructing for NOLS Wilderness Medicine, Chad is a field instructor for NOLS and a guide for Wilderness Inquiry—a Minneapolis-based international outfitter. Chad also serves on the Board of Directors for Dodge Nature Center, the Minnesota Zoo Foundation and Friends of the Mississippi River. Unless he's hiking through the Rocky Mountains or Costa Rica, Chad can usually be found paddling a canoe on Minnesota rivers—preferably with one of his lovely daughters!