Chad was born in B.C. and is a member of the Sts'ailes (Chehalis) First Nation in the Sto:lo Nation territory. An introduction to west coast salish art in his late teens by family and friends in mediums such as painting, carving, jewelry, wood, glass, etc., sparked a strong interest into the salish art style. After a few years of practicing the style he developed his own style and started to produce limited edition silk screens and embriodered designs. Chad works on painting on products such as drums, paddles, and tables.