Charles has both graduate and master certificates in lutherie arts from Galloup Guitars School of Lutherie. As the owner of Kalamazoo Guitar Repair, he builds and repairs acoustic guitars. He has studied classical and jazz guitar and is a prolific songwriter with multiple published albums. In addition to acoustic and electric guitar, he also plays ukulele, keyboard, drums, and bass guitar. Charles is life long resident of the Kalamazoo area and comes from a musical family. In his spare time, he enjoys working in the recording studio.