Chad grew up in the Bay Area of Northern California and launched iTHINKBIG School Assemblies in 1996 speaking to over 3 million students nationwide. He founded ¡Buena Onda! a project in Punta Colonet, Baja California, Mexico, after adopting his daughter Nataly.
After Chad adopted Nataly, her biological family graciously donated land in Punta Colonet. They made a single request, “Do something good with it.”
After surveying the community, Chad developed a plan to help.
Before they began on the Beuna Onda facility, they built a home for Delia, Nataly’s aunt. They wanted to communicate to the family and community that they were there for them before anything else.
They worked side by side and bonded over that season. They became family.