Chad grew up in Northern Minnesota where he gained a lifelong appreciation for the outdoors. He graduated high school in 1991 and enrolled in the chemical engineering program at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He graduated summa cum laude from UMD in 1995 with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and minors in Chemistry and Mathematics. He began working for Marathon Oil Company in Cotton Valley, Louisiana as a process engineer in gas plant and field operations. Chad has held a variety of positions in Marathon’s oil and gas businesses, including Marathon’s Yates Field Operations, EG LNG in Equatorial Guinea, support roles for exploration and business development, and engineering management based in Houston. Previously, Chad was the Operations Manager for Marathon’s Eagle Ford operations prior to assuming the Region Manager role in Oklahoma City where he is currently responsible for Marathon’s lease operations in the state. Chad has been married to Lee Ann Haglin for seventeen years. They like to spend free time outdoors camping with their three children. Chad and Lee Ann have a personal interest and ministry for fostering and adoption.