Chase was raised in MN and NE before attending the University of Sioux Falls. He spent four years in the Texas heat studying at Truett Seminary at Baylor University. He most recently served as the Director of Education at a non-profit farm where he developed educational gardens, taught community classes, led programs focused on food insecurity and food justice, and co-directed a residential farm internship. In the spring of 2023 Chase and his wife Katie Stahl formed Chickadee Farm, a small diversified vegetable farm in Brookings, SD, and sell produce at the local farmer’s market.  

Chase serves as the DRA lobbyist, the lead organizer on the carbon pipeline campaign, and the Community Energy Development Committee organizer.