1980: Chad Alan Welker was born in Tacoma, Washington, to Brian and Kathy.
1983: Birth of brother, Bryan Anthony Welker.
1989: First set sights on becoming an author and wrote on a daily basis.
1992: Completed first novel length work of fiction.
1997: Received first byline for short fiction.
1999: Graduated from high school and moved to Southern California.
2000: Began training under visual artist Marc Wurmbrand at Crafton Hills College; selected as his assistant.
2000: Started job with event security firm working backstage at venues throughout the Los Angeles area.
2001: Mixed media work Composition 3 was selected for an exhibition with a Southern California fine art gallery.
2002: Landed first skateboarding sponsorship.
2003: First club gig with The Gratuitous - a punk band.
2007: Suffered career ending injury during a qualifying run for the Pro-Tec Am Jam (skateboarding competition).
2007: Founded Reject Skateboards in Venice Beach, California.
2008: Reject Skateboards folded.
2008: Relocated to Northeastern Oklahoma.
2012: Graduated from Northeastern State University with a BS in English Education.
2013: Daughter is born.
2013: Began teaching English and Drama at Gore High School.
2014: Wrote what would become his first published novel, Drowning Rain, over the summer while renting a yacht on Lake Washington.
2015: Embarked on first national book tour.
2019: Retired from teaching.
2019: Hosted short-lived The 13th Story podcast.
2019: Relocated back to Western Washington.
2020: Began collaboration with Director Gino Alfonso.
2020: Became engaged with long-time girlfriend.
2021: Received green light for a film adaptation of Harvest.
2021: Halloween saw the release of the first in the young adult Dark Fantasy series, Twisted Tales, with Shadowood.
2022: Returned to teaching.