Ethan grew up in Bethlehem, PA, stopping by Cameroon and Guyana before settling in Charlottesville, VA in 2006. He is a former AmeriCorps volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville where he served as a constrcuction crew leader for 2 years. After that, he joined Building Goodness Foundation for nearly 12 years, wearing a variety of hats including Volunteer Manager, on-site Field Manager in Haiti for 2 years, and Director of Projects. He joined the CACF team in April 2020 and works with the donor- and committee-advised competetive grant programs and scholarship programs. He lives in Charlottesville with his wife, daughter, and two orange cats.