Teacher Spotlight: David Wattenbarger

Our growing class list would be quite difficult to pull off without the awesome instructors we've been so honored to meet.  We'd like to give you the same opportunity to get to know our Chattery teachers a bit better. 

So, here are four questions to help get to know our Financial Fitness 101 instructor, David Wattenbarger

How did you get started in the world of finance?

I found finance somewhat by mistake.  While I was studying classical languages, religion, and hard science in college, I found that managing the household finances was both challenging (in an interesting way), and rewarding.  A "starter job" out of school eventually turned into a career.

Why do you love Chattanooga?

Chattanooga has so much to offer in a "fun size" package.  The nascent food scene is turning into a wonderful complement to the existing opportunities for outdoor fun; the revitalization of the city's downtown is a model for other small cities; the "optics" are amazing...have you ever just looked up from a walk near the river and been struck anew at how beautiful this town is?

What's one topic you'd like to learn through The Chattery?

How better to communicate with the people around me, to bring even slightly closer the gap in truly understanding another person.

What's something someone would be surprised to learn about you?

That I learned to read classical Greek in school, but found little opportunity to use that skill in daily life.