I enjoy working at Otak because of all of the great people as well as the broad diversity of projects.
Growing up the son of a soil scientist, Chad developed a love of plants and the environment from an early age. This passion led him to become a Landscape Architect and the Principal Landscape Architect and Federal Practice Area Leader for Otak’s Redmond, Washington office. Since joining the company in 1999, Chad has greatly appreciated the numerous opportunities to work on a wide variety of different projects and practice groups, all which have strengthened his design and leadership skills. He is continually inspired by the new ideas his colleagues bring to the table and thrives when he is working on a challenging project. Outside of work, Chad has been an active volunteer and board member on multiple organizations in his local community that support youth sports including the Thunderboard Little League, Somerset Swim Team, and the Newport Booster Club. His volunteerism has allowed him to support the growth of children, but has also allowed him to be more engaged with his own children’s activities. In addition, his love for the outdoors has led him to support conservancy organizations such as Yellowstone Forever and Yosemite Conservancy, both of which serve to protect the delicate ecosystems of these two iconic national parks.
With our long standing work for the National Park Service, I have become appreciative of the work of many non-profits that support our National Parks. I have supported organizations such as Yellowstone Forever and the Yosemite Conservancy for their conservancy practices related to those two iconic National Parks.