Chad uses his degree in Computer Engineering and several cyber industry certifications to champion security beyond compliance for DoD tactical systems such as missile defense, unmanned aircraft, and rotary wing aircraft.

When not working at Geeks and Nerds Corporation, he is the Linux mentor for Huntsville and Madison area students competing in the Cyber Patriot program, and served on the board for the North Alabama Chapter ISSA for multiple years.

He established his geek cred by seeing Weird Al Yankovic live in concert at least 4 times, and maintains it by dungeon mastering the Pathfinder RPG, performing singing valentines in a barbershop quartet, and pursuing mastery of the medieval longsword from the 14th century manuscript of Bavarian sword master Johannes Liechtenau