Scott is an Indiana University graduate, resides and was raised in Chicago. He is married to Eva and they have 2 daughters Ava and Reese. Ava was born three months before his diagnosis and Reese was born after all treatments ended. His first daughter helped to save his life and the second was an all natural gift from just one. He likes to joke the one remaining nut is doing the work of two and is therefore twice as cool.As any cancer survivor will tell you, the cancer experience and fight has changed his life. He is anxious to give back to the doctors at Indiana that helped save his life and help future cancer fighters with early detection and treatment. Scott has been in remission of his cancer since August of 2009.
The name of the organization really came down to Scott being a hairy guy with excessive amounts of facial hair and brain storming ideas. Who would have thought having a 5:00 shadow at noon would lead to all this??
Along with the other founding members of B4B, Ryan is a graduate of Indiana University. Originally from Fort Wayne, IN, Ryan now resides in Chicago, IL with his wife of 8 years, Kara, their 2 daughters Marin and Emerson, and son Maguire. Having lost several close family members to various forms of cancer in the past, Ryan was both excited and honored to be a part of Scott’s crusade against testicular cancer. Although Ryan is considered a relative novice when it comes to facial hair, he is still excited about the opportunity to grow and groom his beard each January given that he has so little to work with on top.
Along with the other founding members of Beards4Balls, Sean is also a graduate of Indiana University where he met lifelong friends in fellow founders Ryan Korte and Scott Minnig. Originally from Indianapolis, IN, Sean now resides in Denver, CO with his wife Kelly and their 2 dogs. Sean has lost a Grandfather and Aunt to cancer over the years. Hearing one of his best friends, Scott, had contracted testicular cancer back in 2009 had a profound impact. Sean is extremely eager and thrilled to help Scott in his continuing campaign against testicular cancer. Sean enjoys having a beard in the winter time while hitting the slopes in Colorado. He’s that much more excited his whiskers will have a greater cause and meaning now, than just keeping his face from freezing in all that powder.
Adam F. Saad
Adam shares the spirit of the founder’s vision to help researchers find a cure for testicular cancer and to increase awareness of the disease. He is excited to help B4B locate new beard growers and strategic partners who share in the organizations vision. Adam is an attorney in private practice representing both nonprofit and for-profit organizations in transactional matters. He also serves as outside corporate counsel for two nonprofit organizations advising directors on matters related to finance, compliance and strategic partnerships. Adam holds a B.S. from Indiana University and received his J.D. from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. He resides with his family in Bexley, Ohio and is an avid Columbus Blue Jackets fan. He hopes someday that his January B4B beard growing experiences will come in handy in late-Spring during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Chad Korte, brother of co-founder Ryan Korte, graduated from…you guessed it…Indiana University. Chad lives at Clear Lake, Indiana with his wife, Hope; his daughter, Josey; his son, Grant; and two dogs, Peyton and Lucky (Colt fans see a pattern there?). Like the other members, Chad has lost several relatives to cancer and personally experienced a scare with early-stage skin cancer.
Having previously served on several other non-profit boards, Chad is excited for the opportunity to be involved with Beards4Balls…even though his beard is mostly grey.