Born in Shreveport, LA in 1980, Chad moved to Pennsylvania as a young boy.  After excelling in football, track and field and academics in high school, he journeyed between PA, LA and Colorado as a whitewater raft guide, EMS worker, and ski lift operator until finishing school and eventually settling in Loveland, CO where he currently resides with his wife and three children.



Love for loveland

Chad is dedicated to the community of Loveland.  After living in Canon City and Fort Collins, he has decided Loveland is the place where he wants to raise his young family.  Count on Chad becoming a permanent fixture in our community!


Military Background


Chad joined the PA Army National Guard when he was 17 years old and still in high school.  Immediately after graduation he was shipped off to Georgia for basic training, infantry school and Airborne school.  As a paratrooper in a Long Range Surveillance (LRS) detachment, he served for six years including a tour in Bosnia Herzegovina.  He is proud of his military background and loves to talk about his army days with fellow veterans.


Chad did his graduate and undergraduate studies in Pennsylvania, mostly at Millersville University in Lancaster, PA until transferring to King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in medical health studies with a minor in neuroscience.  He went on to graduate with his Master's in Physician Assistant Studies in 2010 from King's.  



Chad started his career as a Physician Assistant working for a neurosurgery group in Reading, PA.  He then practiced at a busy emergency department in Reading for the next 3 years until moving to urgent care (to get away from the night shift!).  In 2015 he moved to Colorado to practice family medicine for a community health center.  It is here he learned to love family medicine and how much he enjoyed creating relationships with his patients.  He has experience in addiction treatment, emergency care, urgent care, family medicine, women's health, pediatrics and is certified in Advanced Wilderness Life Support as well.  

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In accordance with Colorado law, Chad maintains a relationship with a supervising physician (MD) whom is able to reach at all times for any needs that may arise.