I was born in Torrence, California in 1950. In 1959, my family moved to Beltsville , Maryland on the edge of the Beltsville Research Farm. After a year we moved to a place called Seabrook, Maryland where I lived until I moved out on my own at the age of 20. For the next five years I attended Prince Georges College and then Bowie State College and received a degree in math and science education with an emphasis in physics. I turned down several offers to teach in Maryland and found a job at Capon Bridge Junior High in Capon Bridge West Virginia where I taught for 12 years. I was moved to Romney Junior High for a year and then moved to Hampshire High School to teach the gifted program for several years. I returned to Capon Bridge for seven years and then ended my last five years teaching Science and coaching the ladies soccer team at Hampshire High School.
I retired from teaching and I now work for FEMA as a Disaster Assistance Employee (DAE), drive a tour bus for Schrock Tours based in Winchester, Virginia and occasionally do a traveling science show under the name of Cosmic Charley. In the summers I work for two weeks at the Governors Science Honors Camp in Greenbank, WV.
My main goal now is to spend time with my family and to enjoy life and the many incredible people I meet.