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Chad is a man of many titles ranging from award-winning pitmaster to store owner to Director of BBQ Marketing right here at Traeger. He has 7 state championships, 5 reserve state championships, and over 200 top 10 overall category finishes under his belt, and owns a BBQ supply store in Lakeland, Florida. He takes his BBQ know-how across the country—and the world—teaching grilling classes to over 5,000 students and cooking for celebrities like Jason Aldean, Ken Griffey Jr., Zac Brown, and Drew Brees. He’s also made television appearances everywhere from the Food Network to The Dan Patrick Show and NFL Network, cooking up good food and spreading the word about the Traeger wood-fired difference.