Chad Opel is the Founder and Board Treasurer of Edwardsville Neighbors, he is also the Founder of Front Office Wealth Strategies. He is a life-long Edwardsville, IL resident. He graduated from EHS in 1998, where he was a part of the undefeated State Championship baseball team. He then joined the Cougar baseball team and graduated from SIUE in 2002. Chad is also had the privilege of playing for the Baltimore Orioles for years before retiring from baseball. He is passionate about helping families plan their financial futures as well as giving back to his community. Additionally, Chad serves on the SIUE Foundation board. Chad and his wife, Kathie, feel very lucky to be raising their daughters, Samantha (2014) and Ellie (2016), in the Edwardsville community.