Chad Ellis is a pasture and range consultant for the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation assisting agricultural producers and land stewards in attaining their financial, quality-of-life and stewardship goals by educating and counseling them on the adoption of sustainable, research-proven practices. Before coming to the Noble Foundation in 2012, Ellis was a Regional Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) Director for 15 central states at the Central National Technology Support Center (CNTSC). Prior to that, Ellis worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service as a Rangeland Management Specialist in San Angelo, TX. He also worked in the Chihuahuan Desert as a District Conservationist in Alpine Texas to the subtropics in Florida as the State Rangeland Management Specialist. Ellis grew up in Lohn, Texas, a small farming and ranching community in Central Texas. Chad enjoys spending time in the outdoors, hunting and fishing with his two children (Keona and Matthan) and wife Tessie.