Chad Gillis

A Royal Bahamian potcake lover, Chad Gillis is a hillbilly: Scotch-Irish born in the South. He studied English and audio engineering at a four-letter college and holds a minor in public speaking. He moved to Florida in 1999, camping for months before taking a job at the Naples Daily News. An outdoors writer for the News-Press, Gillis lives in San Carlos Park with his wife, Marcie, a yoga and paddleboard instructor.

Past Talks

Fort Myers - February 20, 2019

Fort Myers: Chad Gillis - 2019

Other Talks

Fort Myers - October 12, 2017

Behind the Headlines: Chad Gillis - 'Of Gators and Gladesmen'

What happens when a reporter and a gladesman go to fish a dead alligator out of the water? Life lessons.