Chad Deal is a licensed Real Estate Broker, an Accredited Buyer Representative and Broker-in-Charge of Kaua’i Tropical Properties, Inc.. He is Kauai’s first National Association of Realtors “Green” Designee, and Certified EcoBroker®, and is currently President on the Board of Directors of the Kaua’i Developers Council, and a member of the Hawai’i Association of Realtors Energy Task Force. Chad was born in New York City and raised in North Carolina and Southern Florida. He attended Florida State University and the University of San Diego. After completing a tour of duty in Viet Nam, Chad returned to school and graduated Magna Cum Laude earning a B.A. in Music from Barry University. He then pursued a successful modeling career in New York, Europe and North and South America. Chad’s passion for the ocean and warm tropical environments eventually led him to leave his New York career and his home in Old Greenwich, CT and move his family to the island of Kauai in 1987. Quickly falling in love with the “Garden Island” and its wonderful lifestyle he bought property and built “North Country Farms,” an organic family farm and tropical bed and breakfast (an Eco-friendly tourism destination). Chad has lectured throughout the state on the merits and techniques of organic farming and was instrumental in establishing KOGA (Kaua’i Organic Growers Association). Some of his other interests include surfing, martial arts, and classical piano.