Slade entered the glazing industry in 2001 with a family-owned company in Wisconsin. In 2003, he moved to Florida to attend school and he continued in the industry. He’s filled many roles in his career: installation, sealant application, shipping and receiving, fabrication, shop foreman, purchasing agent, and project management. In 2015, Slade moved to southwest Florida and joined the managerial team at Safezone, LLC.
Slade married in 1996 and has more children and grandchildren than he cares to admit. He is a published author and serves as the Associate Rabbi for a new synagogue in the Cape Coral area.