Hi, I’m Chad, and I’m interested in too many things.
In my professional life, I’m a teacher at a college preparatory boarding school in a tiny town in Northwestern Indiana. Among my academic pursuits, I have taught concert band, orchestra, percussion ensemble, music history, creative music making (non-jazz improvisation), history of film music, and physics of music. I also direct the military band and a small ceremonial band. I am also one of the coaches of the rifle marksmanship team, and serve as an academic advisor, as well as several other “collateral duties.”
In addition to my “day job,” my wife and I also own a small Certified Naturally Grown farm. We raise alpacas, honeybees, geese, ducks, composting worms, and over 250 varieties of fruits, nuts, and vegetables. We distribute our farm products through our local farmers’ market (which I am co-manager of), as well as a small CSA.
If that’s not enough, I’m also a professional freelance percussionist, a composer, I’ve recently graduated from chocolatier school, and I’m pursuing another degree, an MA in Public History.
Oh, and I like food…