Charlie grew up in Kent, Washington and currently works for Callisons Inc. In his role as an Analytical Chemist, he analyzes avor compounds and oils using Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, and various wet analytical methods. Prior to pursing his career as a Chemist, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Field Radio Operator for an artillery battery. His service included deployment to Okinawa and Iraq directly out of high school. After the Marines, he pursued higher education and successfully obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from the University of Washington. In his spare time, he loves making and listening to music. He also enjoys keeping up with progressions in math and chemistry via scholarly journals.