Chad is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Chad has lived in Minnesota for 30+ years. Chad joined SMIF in 2018 and oversees the Prosperity Initiative, a program designed to assist minority business owners with hands-on resources and coaching. Chad has extensive experience in providing technical assistance to small, diverse businesses; specifically tribal and indigenous owned. He has a passion to help businesses succeed with a special interest in working with diverse communities. Chad comes from a family of entrepreneurs, with both parents owning and running small businesses.
Chad is married and has two children. He enjoys coaching basketball, baseball, softball and has had some decent success playing local poker tournaments. He looks forward to playing in the Main Event in Las Vegas one of these summers.