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.

Austin Dowd

Board President, Marketing Chair
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Cary, NCAustin 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 every convention since 2012 and has helped plan conventions since 2014. He has also served in various leadership positions within the organization, including, Co-chair for the HomeDadCon 2015 committee, Chairman for the HomeDadCon 2016 committee, and was an officer of the Board Of Directors from 2016-2018, first as Secretary and currently as Board President.

Pat Jacobs

Vice President, Media Relations Chair
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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 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.

Nick Senzee

Nick Senzee

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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.

David Rogers

Secretary, Fundraising Chair
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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. In 2017, he served as Fundraising Co-Chair for HomeDadCon in Portland. Currently, he is the Fundraising Chair and Secretary for the NAHDN Board. 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.

Greg Washington

Diversity Affairs Committee Chair, 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.

Josh Bellish

Convention Chair
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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.

Ariel Isenberg

Scholarship Co-Chair, Nomination Co-Chair
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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 7 years, attending 6 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 an assistant den leader, and volunteers in the local school’s library.

Carl Wilke

Scholarship Committee Co-Chair
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Tacoma, WACarl is in his 17th year as an at-home dad. He and his wife have been married for 25 years and have six children, ages 4, 7, 13, 16, 18, and 22 years old. He has been active with the NAHDN since 2013 and was elected to the Board at HomeDadCon 2017 in Portland. In addition to his Board duties, Carl is co-chair of the Scholarship Committee and has led break-out sessions and appeared on panel discussions at various conventions. Carl grew up in Wisconsin and lived in the Midwest until he and his family moved to Tacoma, Washington, in 2011. Carl manages the blog, Big Cheese Dad, and at 6’8″ tall, he has claimed the title of “Tallest SAHD in the World!”

Micah Adams

Nomination Committee Co-Chair
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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 for about six years, since 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.

Jonathan Heisey-Grove

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.