Chip has been a music educator in Arizona for over 25 years. He earned his teaching degree from the University of Arizona and is a proud Wildcat. He taught band at Gilbert Junior High School where he met Kristen and encouraged her to try the Bassoon for the first time. He then transitioned to Highland Junior High School to open the school and start the concert and jazz band programs that have been very successful. He is also very involved in the Marching, Concert, and Jazz bands at Highland High School.

Chip has been an important part of Red Note Foundation since the beginning. In addition to playing French Horn in the Orchestra for all three years, in 2015 he took on the additional responsibility of Orchestra Manager to help support and guide the members of the volunteer orchestra. Chip, his wife, and two children currently reside in the East Valley.