Born and raised in Salmon Arm, Chad graduated from Salmon Arm Senior Secondary and has done Rotary exchanges to Brazil and Australia. Beginning his post-secondary education at Okanagan College, he completed a degree in economics and sociology at the University of Victoria. After completing his education, Chad returned to his beloved hometown to be a self-employed mortgage broker.
Chad continues to remain an active member in the community. He has been provincially recognized for local government leadership, is a founding board member of the Shuswap Trail Alliance and is seeking his fourth term with the Salmon Arm city council. www.chadeliason.ca.