Chase Buffington is currently serving his 6th year as vice-chair school board member for Morton School District, vice-president of the White Pass Scenic Byway, and is currently the steering chair for the Washington Outdoor School Consortium. Went to school at Eastern Washington University (EWU), bachelors of Outdoor Recreation and awarded Outdoor Recreation Major of the Year 2007. Chase minored in Challenge Course Management, certification level II.
Served as a wildland fire fighter for the Pacific Cascade Region with the Department of Natural Resources and as a lead counselor for the WSU 4-H Forestry Education Program in Wenatchee, WA. Is a member of Association of Experiential Education (AEE), Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), and Leave No Trace Principals (LNT). His wife is a math teacher at the White Pass School District. They have two beautiful sons named Weston and Owen.