Let's Talk About 2016

What a year.

2016 started in Chicago, this was one of the most unique places to bring in a New Year and it was a perfect place to kick off an extremely productive year.

My first adventure took of the year took me to Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Tommy and I were there for a week and it was a great experience.

Me (left) and Tommy (right) about to take off on our snowmobiles

Me (left) and Tommy (right) about to take off on our snowmobiles

February came around and my wife and I celebrated 1 year of marriage in Asheville, NC/Gatlinburg, TN. It was truly great to get away to a place with literally no cell phone service.

The view from our pad in Dandridge, TN

The view from our pad in Dandridge, TN

I turned 20 in March. I reflected on the blessings that 19 gave me and focused on what I wanted to do before I turned 21.

The babe and I

The babe and I

In April I opened a Roth IRA, met Steve-O, went to Opening Day and got rear-ended by a cop... Then realized none of those things mattered while singing "Happy Birthday" to my daughter on her first birthday. (Except the IRA, that kinda matters I guess)

In May I traveled out to Seattle to spend a week with my pal Edgar. Fun times were had and I jumped into a freezing cold Pacific Ocean.

Edgar and I @ Random Coffee Shop in Middle of Nowhere, OR

Edgar and I @ Random Coffee Shop in Middle of Nowhere, OR

My little girl took her first steps in June, a month where we decided to take two weeks off and stay in Chicago. Have you ever walked downtown with a stroller? Don't.

Father's Day 2016 @ Lincoln Park Zoo

Father's Day 2016 @ Lincoln Park Zoo

July's adventures took me to Milwaukee for a small role in an Amazon Prime series and a soccer match between Real Madrid and PSG.

I produced my first film in August. I also met Chance the Rapper. Rate: 10/10, would do both again.

In September, I witnessed the Saint Pablo Tour and joined the Boy Band team (an awesome movie we shot in October!)

On October 5th, I lost one of the greatest men I had ever met. My grandfather was such an inspiration to me because he truly cared about people and worked very, very hard to provide for his family. Two things that I try to do each and every day.

A lot of the stuff that happened in November and December I can't really discuss.

New Years Eve 2017 @ Willis Tower

New Years Eve 2017 @ Willis Tower

My path of travel this year was: Chicago -> Columbus -> Salt Lake City -> Gatlinburg -> Asheville -> Louisville -> Pittsburgh -> Seattle -> Portland -> Fort Wayne -> Chicago -> Milwaukee -> Columbus -> Chicago. The home base was Cincinnati, it just felt repetitive typing that.

In 2016, I worked on ad campaigns with: Uber, Acura, Samsung, Hallmark, Taco Bell, Red Bull, Old Spice, Head & Shoulders, Ubisoft, Sony Entertainment and many others.

Right now I am trying to tackle the world before it tackles me. Thank you for following my adventure and here's to 2017.

-Chase