Wade joined the Parks team in 1991, cutting trees to clear a lot for the footer of a building. He attended Northeast Alabama Junior College and is certified in OSHA 10, OSHA 30, First Aid and CPR, GSWCC Storm Water, TNEPSC Storm Water, Electrical Safety, Ariel Lift, Fall Protection, Rough Terrain, Scaffolding Safety, Confined Space, Trenching and Excavation, Tennessee Drug-Free Work Place, Superintendent School, and Blueprint Reading School. He lives in Henagar, AL with his wife and daughter.