Charlie majored in Geology at Colorado College. As co-president of the Colorado College
Climbers Association, he taught climbing skills to his peers and organized climbing trips along
the Front Range of Colorado. While in school, he went on a month-long backpacking, canoeing,
and packrafting expedition in Alaska’s Brooks Range. More recently, he worked at an outdoor
retail store in Ketchum, Idaho, and managed an earth sciences lab at Dartmouth College.