Chad Owenby is the current Operations Director for Transylvania County, having served in that role since July 2019.Prior to his role as the Operations Director, Chad spent 1 year as the Operations Support Manager and prior to that 18 years for the Parks and Recreation Department where he was a Program Director for 14 years and the Grounds Director for Transylvania County for 4 years. Chad is a lifelong resident of Transylvania County, graduating from Brevard High School in 1994 and earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Mars Hill College in 1999. He also holds a North Carolina Certified Turfgrass Professional (NCCTP) certification from the Turfgrass Council of North Carolina as well as a National Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSI) certification from the National Recreation and Parks Association. Chad lives in Brevard with his wife Nicole. They have been married for 18 years.