Adventurous, genuine, caring, energetic, runner, skier, snowboarder, oil painting, creative, spontaneous, reading, career oriented, determined, traveler, gregarious, friendly, animal-lover, diverse and a thinker.
I'm originally from Vermont and have two wonderful parents that have been married 47 years. Their business afforded them the ability to take me traveling with them when I was very young. Much of my homework was done on the road. It wasn't uncommon for them to take me out of the school classroom several weeks at a time for the classroom of the world where I might be learning long division over looking the straights of Gibraltar at the cost of Africa or playing marbles in the dirt with kids at the Taj Mahal. I do remember it all as part of my childhood. I continued to travel into my adulthood but now vacation time from work is my biggest limitation! Needless to say I like adventure.
I enjoy cooking, reading a good spy novel ( lately anything by Vince Flynn). I have a BFA so I enjoy being creative with my hands from redesigning and rebuilding the basement of my house, landscaping, oil painting, photography, art museums and the live arts (I did improve when I lived in San Francisco).
I've worked for myself (owned a rafting and touring company on Oregon and was a ski/snowboard instructor), as well as working for small companies up to ( and the latest) very large global enterprises. Internet marketing and web design has always been a passion.
What makes me unique? Well aside from an amazing childhood and growing up in a family business (a country inn), I have a childlike energy and playful spirit. I look like I'm 35 but that belies the fact that I'm 45. I bring an energy, enthusiasm, spontaneous wit and passion not found in many others. If you’re an explorer, FUN, like intelligent conversation, outgoing, love the outdoors, aspire to be a better person and can be silly then you’re in the right spot.
My name is Charles but I have a much more creative nickname that my parents gave me. Just ask and I will reveal.