City Dads Group, a diverse community of fathers who are actively involved with their children, recently expanded into its 14th and 15th major metropolitan markets in the United States by adding outposts in Portland, Ore., and St. Louis.
The Portland (PDX) Dads Group will be headed by Chris Routly, who is in his fifth year as an at-home dad.
Chris also serves on the board of directors of the National At-Home Dad Network. He writes about his thoughts and experiences at The Daddy Doctrines, and he has also written and illustrated several children’s books. Chris recently started a Kickstarter campaign to fund his most recent book, “Sometimes You Need a Jellyfish.” Originally from Canada, Chris lives with his wife and two sons in Portland.
The St. Louis (STL) Dads Group will be co-organized by Brian Peters and Chad Welch.
Brian, a full-time working dad, lives with his wife, 2-year-old daughter and dog in St. Louis. He volunteers with the American Red Cross, the Trailnet transit program and the local Pat Tillman Shadow Run.
Chad, an at-home dad for 14 years, has served on the board of directors for the National At-Home Dad Network and currently serves on the board of his local parent-teacher organization. Chad lives with his wife and two sons in St. Charles County.
City Dads Group is a dynamic and diverse community of fathers dedicated to being active in their children’s lives and, by example, redefining what it means to be a dad in the 21st century. Founded in November 2008 in New York City as a way a handful of fathers could arrange playdates and outings with their children, the organization went national in 2014. City Dads Group has more than 2,500 members who bond over their children and a desire to change the face of modern fatherhood through word, deed, and example.