Paradox Sports was founded by Army Capitan DJ Skelton and the notorious and incredible climber Timmy O’Neill after the two held a clinic to teach disabled veterans how to climb in 2007. In June 2007 Chad joined Paradox Sports at their first event in Boulder, CO. Chad has been involved with Paradox Sports ever since, and particularly enjoys the annual Paradox Ice event in Ouray, CO.
US Exploration and Expeditions was founded with the initial project of taking the first U.S. Active Duty Soldiers to the summit of Mt Everest. Chad joined the team and became the second Combat Disabled Amputee to reach the summit on May 24, 2016.
Veterans Expeditions is a veteran run organization with the objective of empowering veterans of all branches through outdoor sports. Chad has volunteered for a number of years, assisting VetEx with ice climbing clinics in Ouray, CO.
Photos by - claudia lopez, eric schuette & dave ohlson