Portland, OR – Josh first tried his hand at being an at-home dad in 2013 when 3 foster children came to live with him and his husband. He discovered he was pretty decent at it so when their son was born in 2015 he resumed his role. In addition to being a full time dad, Josh is also a Realtor, co-organizer for the PDX Dads Group and runs 2 gay dads groups. Josh attended his first HomeDadCon in 2016 and had such a great experience that he joined the planning committee for the 2017 convention where he ran for the Board of Directors for the organization.
The National At-Home Dad Network is led by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, elected to three-year terms by membership at each Convention during the Annual Members Meeting. Officer positions on the Board (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) are elected by the Board itself.
Interested in serving on the Board, or have questions about what is involved? Please contact our Nomination Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portage, IN – Micah is a father of two boys, one with special needs, so he understands the daily challenges of being an at-home dad and master diaper-slinger. Micah has been an at-home dad since 2011 when his oldest son was five months old. Before that, he worked as a board-certified optician. He is also the co-founder of the Northwestern Indiana (NWI) Dad’s Group. His hobbies include cycling, computer gaming, and his latest addiction of home roasting coffee.
San Diego, CA – David has bachelor degrees in Biology, Psychology, and Theatre, a Masters in Genetics, and was working on his PhD in Developmental Biology when he left the program in 2014 to become the primary caregiver to his new son, Ronan. His contract as an At-Home Dad was extended in 2016 when his daughter, Ivy, was born. David served on the HomeDadCon 2016 planning committee while living in North Carolina, and was also the Fundraising Coordinator for the Convention that year. In 2017, he served as Fundraising Co-Chair for HomeDadCon in Portland. Currently, he is the Fundraising Chair and Treasurer for the NAHDN Board. David also loves to cook and is an avid beer geek. In 2017, he relocated to San Diego, CA when his wife, Liz, started a new career.
Durham, NC – Quetzal is a father of three, a girl and two boys, and has been an at-home dad since moving to North Carolina 5 years ago. He grew up in New Mexico and has a background in molecular biology and plant genetics from his time in St. Louis, MO. Quetzal and his family love hiking and camping and recently bought a canoe to explore the area lakes. He has been involved with both the local and national organizations for the last 4 years including co-chair of the Welcoming Comittee, a group tasked with bringing more diverse voices to the NAHDN.
Alexandria, VA – Jonathan has been an at-home dad since 2011 and became an active member with the NAHDN after attending the convention in 2012. He recognized a need for design of materials for the convention and has volunteered his expertise designing for the NAHDN ever since. He has been Cub Master of a local Cub Scout Pack, president of his homeowner’s association, and is currently VP of Fundraising for his kid’s school’s PTA. He is seeking to bring the lives of at-home dads as caregivers to the mainstream, hoping to be an advocate nationally, not just locally.
Naperville, IL – Ariel has been an at-home dad for over nine years. He lives with his wife and three children in Naperville, IL. He has been involved with the National At-Home Dad Network for 9 years, attending 7 conventions and serving a previous term on the Board of Directors. Prior to becoming an at-home dad, Ariel worked in mortgage before earning a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. Ariel also enjoys teaching Sunday school, serves as den leader, and volunteers in the local school’s library.
Ellsworth, WI – Chris has been an at-home dad for 8 years and lives on the outskirts of the outskirts of St Paul, Minnesota. Previously a retail manager and a general contractor, he traded in dealing with teenage employees and upset customers for a pre-teen daughter who is generally pretty pleasant. He co-founded the Twin Cities Dads Group and helps start and grow dads groups around the country with City Dads Group. Chris has attended three HomeDadCons and is currently planning the 2019 event as the Convention Chair. Chris volunteers on his school district’s Strategic Planning Committee and Elementary School Planning Committee.
Cincinnati, OH – Brock has been an at-home dad since 2017. He has a 3yr old daughter and a 5yr old son and has been married since 2007. Brock founded the Cincinnati Dads Group and recently spoke at HomeDadCon 2018 on “How to Grow a Dad Group.” Brock is an active member in his local church serving as an usher as well as on the Men’s Leadership Team and is co-founder of the Bacon Station Team during the “Flying Pig Marathon” handing out 150+lbs of bacon to runners and spectators. In his spare time he is host of The NOMADad Podcast and enjoys spending time camping with his family.
Chicago, IL – Pat traded wrapping burritos at Chipotle for wrapping babies at home since his first child was born in 2013. He is a professional photographer in his “spare time.” He is also a co-host of the But Daddy Why podcast as well as co-manages the Just a Dad 247 blog to help stay-at-home dads find resources, humor, and support throughout their days and is a contributing author to both of the Dads Behaving Dadly books. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.
Auburn, WA – Nick is on his second tour of duty as an at-home dad. He has a daughter, 9, and a son, 3. When he is not at home with children, laundry, dishes, and goats, he works in association management. His last cushy job was Executive Director for the American Academy of Oral Medicine, a 1,000-member professional society. Nick is well versed in nonprofit financial practices, tax and incorporation compliance issues, and budget development and monitoring. And stain removal. He lives near Seattle.