Catwalk for a Cause
Benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley
I am honored to have been selected as one of the 22 models for the 2019 Kendall Catwalk for a Cause event, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley (BGCEV).
I am determined to win the
TOP MODEL AWARD, but
I NEED YOUR HELP!
Please consider donating towards my pledge by clicking the donate button.
Every dollar counts!
Get To Know Chad And Why He Said Yes To Being A Model
How did you get roped into doing this, and what was your first thought when asked?
My wife, Lindsey Cordell, participated in High Heels for High Hopes a few years back. Melissa Koke approached me to participate, and of course I accepted.
Why did you say yes?
I have a tendency to say yes more often than not, especially when it comes to community give back. I am competitive when it comes to fundraising, as i know it drives others to raise more as well. All for the greater good for these organizations in need.
How would you describe your job to your mother?
Cascade Title and Escrow oversees the closing of real estate transactions. When you buy, sell or refinance a home or piece of real property, we are where you go to sign your paperwork. A lot of my responsibilities are to be the face of the company and inform Realtors and Loan Officers on our products and services, all while maintaining existing clients, as well as obtain new clients.
What is your favorite part of your occupation?
I love being a quality resource for the real estate and lending industry. Providing clients continuing education, marketing tools to help grow their business, as well as having a wide network of relationships to always be the "go-to guy" and solution for our client's needs.
All families are unique, tell us about yours.
My Wife, Lindsey and I have 3 amazing children. Two sons and 1 daughter. Kyler is our 10 year old son- He is an exceptional student at the top of his class. He is a three sport all- star athlete, in baseball, basketball and football. Calen is our 4 year old son- He is definitely the goof ball of the bunch. He is passionate about all sports. He loves mimicking Oregon Duck and professional athletes, and most of all idolizes his older brother. Evelyn is our 1 year old daughter. She is the sweetest little pea we could ever ask for. She rounds out our boys perfectly, and is the sunshine of her Daddy's day.
Tell us about your personal passions, talents, and/or hobbies.
When we aren't spending time at baseball complexes, basketball gyms and football fields cheering on our sons, I enjoy traveling, camping, golfing and running. I have ran 4 half marathons and 1 full. My true passionate is helping people. Whether it is family, friends, co-workers or non-profits, I am always around to participate when needed.
What is something that you swore you would never do as a parent before you had kids that you do now?
I feel like I am a "push-over" when it comes to my kids. I use to question some parenting styles, but now realize that there is no one "right way" to parent. "Giving in" is something I swore I wouldn't do, yet I find myself giving in to my children maybe more than any other parent I know.
Who inspired you when you were growing up, and why?
1) My Grandma Hazelton- she was the matriarch of our family. My grandpa died when my Mom was 12, so she was left to raise 6 children on her own. She also had 19 Grandchildren, and far too many Great Grandchildren to count. She always hosted holidays where all of us would get together, and never missed sending a birthday card with $5.00 enclosed to each and every family member. She lived to be 91 and was always a full-bill of health. She left behind a legacy, and taught me that family is the greatest gift in life.
2) My Cousin Aaron Jackson. We grew up inseparable, having sleep overs, playing video games and him tutoring me with my math homework. He graduated with a PhD in Economics from the University of Oregon and showed me what hard work and discipline can do for your career. He is currently an Econ Professor at Bentley College in Boston, and is still one of my very best friends.
If you could go back and talk to your 12-year-old self, what would you say?
I would say...
1) Chad, you don't know nearly as much as you think you do.
2) Chad, your Mom and Dad know far more than you think they know.
3) Chad, be a leader amongst your peers and always lead by example. "A sign of a good leader is not how many followers you have, it is how many leaders you create."