Leadership Team

Board Members

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 nominations@athomedad.org.

Chris Routly

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Portland, ORChris has been a full-time at-home dad since 2009. Originally from Canada, he now lives with his wife and two sons in Portland, OR. He became an “accidental activist,” as he calls it, when he succeeded in getting Huggies to change an offensive ad campaign, and has jumped at the opportunity to be able to discuss modern fatherhood with a wider audience. Chris still blogs occasionally about his thoughts and experiences as a dad at The Full Routly, runs PDX Dads Group, and recently released his first major children’s book Sometimes You Need a Jellyfish, that he wrote and illustrated. He was elected to serve as President of the organization in 2015 and 2016.

Pat Jacobs

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Chicago, IL – Pat traded wrapping burritos at Chipotle for wrapping babies at home since his first child was born in 2013. He co-manages the Just a Dad 247 blog to help stay-at-home dads find resources, humor, and support throughout their days. He is an Event Organizer for the Chicago Dads Group and is a contributing author to both of the Dads Behaving Dadly books. He is also a co-host of the But Daddy Why podcast. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.

Nick Senzee

Nick Senzee


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.

Austin Dowd


Cary, NC – Austin Dowd is the father of two boys, Emory and Kellen. With a background in marketing and photography, he left the working world to become the primary caregiver for his children in 2010. He’s a founder of Triangle Stay At Home Dads in Raleigh-Durham, NC, which has now grown to include 100+ members spanning 3 different counties in North Carolina. He has attended the 2012, 2013, & 2014 conventions, served on the 2014 Denver Convention Planning Committee, was the Co-Chair for the 2015 Raleigh Convention Committee and Chair of the 2016 Convention Committee.

Greg Washington

Social Media Chair
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Morrisonville, WIGreg has been an at-home dad since 2000 homeschooling his 3 boys. Greg participates in a local dad panel at Edgewood College, focusing on educating college students about the different roles of dads today. Greg was recently elected the chairman of the board of his semi-pro football team and served as the Chairman of the Social Media Committee for The National At-Home Dad Network before being selected as Vice-President.

Chris Bernholdt

Website Manager
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Devon, PAChris Bernholdt was an art educator for ten years in the suburbs of Chicago. He has been a stay at home dad since 2008 when he first started writing his blog called DadNCharge. He has the been blog editor for the National At Home Dad Network and oversees the website. He has served on the Scholarship committee and has served as the Community chair managing the dads groups. He is also the co-founder of Philly Dads Group a social group for dads. He lives in a suburb of Philadelphia with his three kids and wife, Susie.

Will Culp


Mahomet, ILWill Culp is a father of three (2, 4 and 7), author of “Better Off Dad: Parenting morsels from a stay-at-home daddio” and serves as Chair of the Media Relations committee for the NAHDN. He is a retired blogger, bartender, arts administrator and advertising executive. Will coaches youth soccer and tee ball, performs improv Murder Mystery theatre, mentors teen dads through “Young Lives” and volunteers for “The Canteen Run,” a local ministry serving the homeless community.

David Rogers

At-Large (Sponsorship Committee)
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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. He continues to serve as a Fundraising Co-Chair for HomeDadCon 2017. David also volunteers as a Babywearing Educator for Babywearing International, 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.

Christopher Persley


New York City, NY – Christopher is a former independent school educator and administrator who is now a writer, consultant, and fatherhood advocate. Christopher writes the blog, The Brown Gothamite, which focuses on his journey as an at-home father, man of color, and feminist. He has appeared on national television, print media, and several different websites discussing his life as an at-home father. Christopher somehow finds time to also work as both Co-Organizer of NYC Dads Group and Father Focus Lead for the Center for Parental Leave Leadership

Christopher loves having adventures with his five year old daughter Camilla, a.k.a. Courageous Kid, in New York City and saving the world with her from super villains 2-3 times a day. His wife, Jenelle, enjoys being the wife and mother to these two aspiring superheroes.

David McFee

David McFee

Fundraising Committee Chair
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Palm Coast, FL – A misplaced Australian, David was once an Environmental Scientist working in the Everglades before taking on the role of professional dad in 2014. He is actively involved with the administration of the ‘Stay-At-Home Dads North East Florida’ and is the founder/co-host of SAHDPod, the stay-at-home dad podcast. He, along with his wife and daughter, live by the Atlantic in Palm Coast, Florida.