Chase grew up on a dairy farm in West Newbury, Massachusetts. Though he had no interest in cows beyond riding on their backs as they came in for milking, he was very interested in birds of all kinds and the aspect of flight. He raised parakeets, pigeons, and chickens, and read everything he could find at the local library on how things fly. Sometimes he would tie a rope from his belt to a tree branch and swing as if he was superman.
Chase's mother had left at an early age which resulted in him and his older sister having to manage the house and make the meals while their father worked the farm. Chase found he liked following recipes and coming up with creative spins on food. He chose to go to a trade school during his high school years and studied culinary arts. His first jobs in his youth were in the food industry which included everything from waiting tables, washing dishes, and line cook, to decorating cakes and making donuts in the middle of the night.
Having an interest in health, Chase later decided to return to school to pursue a career in nursing. He loved the opportunities that are available to people with medical training, and has worked in areas such as emergency, ICU, hospice, and even a jail. Currently he is employed per diem at Frisble Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH in the surgical department.
After meeting Jason, Chase found his life coming full circle to where he started. He is back to living on a farm, raising birds (turkeys) and creating recipes for their growing specialty food business. In addition, he is finally seeing his dream of flight come to pass. In June, Chase began paragliding lessons at Morningside Flight Park in Charlestown, NH. Soon he will be enjoying the serenity of silent flight.