Chase graduated from Florida State University with a major in Environmental Science and Policy. As a 4th generation Floridian his family has respected and enjoyed Florida’s natural landscape for many years. Growing up in South Florida he spent lot of time snorkeling, hiking and kayaking when not attending Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy. There he and his twin brother started a bird watching club for fellow students under the guidance of Jessamyn Ramsey and Philip Weinrich. Over the last year he has been working and teaching at Native Nurseries.