Growing up, surveying was always a part of Chase’s life. He was born and raised on San Juan Island until he left for college in 2019. He returned to the island shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began, to continue working and studying in the surveying field. After a year of field and office experience, Chase decided to return and finish his degree. In 2022, he received a Geomatic Engineering degree from Bellingham Technical College. Being an 8th generation islander, Chase has always been interested in the local history and the unique island landscape we get to call home. Outside the office, Chase enjoys fly fishing, boating around the Islands, and of course his cat, Newmie.