Chadel was never really serious about anything. He picked up the game squash at seven, travelled the world for competitions, and after ten years, quit instantly because it just wasn't his thing. He tried out electronics engineering in college which lasted about three months, then graphic design classes for three years, then classical animation for another year. But it all just didn't seem to work out.
Things took a turn when he backpacked in Nepal for five weeks. He couldn't have picked a better time, it was a week after 9/11, it was three months after the Nepalese Royal Massacre, and there was a Maoist uprising! But the experience to him was an eye-opener, learning about culture, environment, the simple life, and mostly about finding himself. He knew then what he wanted, but didn't know how to get it.
In 2003, there was a job opening in Langkawi for 'outdoor trainers', but as he signed up for it, he was still a little confused as to the meaning 'outdoor trainer', he just knew it had something to do with backpacking, and it took him away from his day job as a designer.
Ever since then, Chadel was hooked to the idea of expedition travel. His work and play took him to many more places, backpacking in Australia and New Zealand for seven months, taking up a NOLS Instructor Course in the Wind River Range - the Rockies, a Wilderness EMT course in Lander - Wyoming, British Canoeing 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader at Pulau Sibu - Malaysia, a Remote Paramedic course from COROM (College of Remote and Offshore Medicine) in Malta and 401 clinical hours at the Emergency Department of KCMC (Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center), in Tanzania. He has led and ran over three hundred different programs which includes leadership expeditions, workshops skills and personal expeditions. He also began working on a local outdoor education project, called "Learning Adventures", which goals were to educate the public on outdoor skills and safety, accompanied by minimal impact principles. This project also allowed him to do what he love best, teaching.
2018 was a big career change for Chadel as his plans were to merge both fields, Outdoor Education and Para-medicine. Its a 'working' project.