Before joining Houwzer, Chad worked in the nonprofit sector focusing on Community Development efforts most prominently through gardens and bikes. Chad was a pivotal role garnering community support and involvement for the creation of the Girard Gardens (20th and Girard) and the spread of Philadelphia’s Bike Share program throughout Philadelphia. He still enjoys gardening and biking in his free time with his family and neighbors. Chad received a M.A. in International Development with an Urban Focus from Eastern University and B.A. in History from Oklahoma State University.