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Meet Chad Elder, currently serving as Sportainability’s volunteer lead counselor and program assistant. Chad is an expert at connecting with and mentoring those with post-traumatic stress, social and psychological challenges. Chad is the at risk youth counselor for Thornton High School, where he enjoys inspiring and challenging the unlikely student to get on the right path to graduation and post-secondary success.

Chad is in his 10th year of coaching high school soccer, where he prides himself on developing the player on and off the field. In recent years, he has found a passion for rock climbing and stand up paddle boarding; including the rewarding thrill of passing these skills on to people who have little experience in the outdoors.

Chad is exceptional at ensuring Sportainability participants feel validated in their fears; guiding them through those emotions and challenges to champion the experience and further their desire to Move| More| Better.