Chip has served the towns of Newbury, Groton and Topsham in the Legislature since 2008, serving on the Agriculture and Judiciary Committees. (See Legislative Accomplishments)
Chip was raised in Shelburne, VT, graduating from Champlain Valley Union High School. After high school, he spent a year bicycling the perimeter of the US. Over the next years he worked in logging, farming, and stone masonry and attended the University of Vermont. He holds a BA in English from UVM and a Masters in Teaching from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.
Education and agriculture are consistent themes in Chip’s life. He has been a teacher and carpenter, and has farmed in Wells River since 1993. He served on the Blue Mountain Union school board for 15 years. Since 2007, he has coached soccer at Blue Mountain Union. He serves on the boards of the Baldwin Memorial Library, and of Salvation Farms, a non-profit that uses agricultural surplus to feed those in need in Vermont.
Chip is married to Dr. Fay Homan, a family physician practicing in their home town of Wells River. They have two children, Nick, a recent UVM graduate, and Kate, a senior at Clark University.
When time allows, Chip likes to be out in a canoe, fishing on any of Vermont’s lakes, rivers, and ponds.