Chip resides in San Diego, California and is an investor in commercial real estate throughout the US. Locally, he is active in a number of community based conservation projects, animal welfare organizations and a past board member of and officer of a redevelopment agency. He is also an active supporter of a number conservation projects in other parts of the world especially in Africa where he is a trustee of Ewaso Lions. Chip has an undergraduate degree in business and finance from Indiana University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law.