20 Under 40: Chad Steinhauer

Kernutt Stokes, LLP

Growing up in Triangle Lake, a small town outside of Eugene, I annually saw the 20 under 40 award winners in the newspaper and dreamed of one day being considered amongst the great community leaders that I would read about. I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by incredible leaders in my life that have both taught and shown me how to work hard, have a positive attitude, and proceed to do so day after day. Those that I looked up to weren’t focused on winning awards or receiving external recognition. Rather, their focus was keeping the community cars on the road, keeping the school lights on, or turning trees into paper. My goal each day is to do right by them, my friends and family, and anyone who may look up to me.

I can’t thank Kernutt Stokes enough for giving me the chance of a lifetime to work alongside some of the brightest minds that I’ve ever known. An opportunity that truly has changed my life. Serving the local community whether it be professionally, or through learning about and serving local organizations has been the greatest joy of my career. I would also like to extend a thank you to Kidsports and Forests Today and Forever. Both of those organizations have welcomed me onto their boards with open arms and have given me the chance to make an impact in the community.