Chad Rischar earned degrees in Environmental Science and Soil & Water Science from the University of Florida. He is also earned a fellowship from the University of Florida’s Natural Resource Leadership Institute. He is a Professional Wetland Scientist and is employed as a Senior Scientist for a full-service consulting firm. He serves as the past-president of the Florida Association of Environmental Soil Scientists (FAESS), is the past president of the Natural Resource Leadership Institute Alumni Association Board of Directors, and the Natural Resource Conservation Chairman & Treasurer for the Keystone Airport Authority. He also serves as an Executive Board Member for the Florida Wildlife Corridor, an NGO that works to advocate and permanently protect critical habitat linkages throughout Florida.
Chad enjoys all aspects of outdoor pursuits including hunting, fishing, and similar recreational activities. As a generalist hunter/angler and Florida resident, his wanderlust exists across upland, wetland, and coastal backcountry trips. As a father of three young children, one of his goals is sharing his outdoor passions with them. Discretionary time is spent camping, watersports, beachcombing, and simply exploring natural systems.