Chad Spangler was born & raised in a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but came to DC 8 years ago for college. It was during this time he convinced Founding Farmers to hire him as a barback. There, Jon Arroyo introduced him to craft bartending, where he remained for almost 5 years – as head bartender at all three locations, and on the opening teams for both the Potomac Park & Georgetown waterfront restaurants. He then travelled across the country staging at bars like Pour Vous & La Descarga in LA, Coqueta in SF, & The Aviary in Chicago. When he came back he worked for Del Campo with JP Caceres & Chef Victor Albisu for a short period of time. In addition, as a bartender he worked with Ari & Micah Wilder to open their bars Red Light, and most recently Chaplin’s in Shaw.