Charlie was raised in Michigan City. He attended Ball State University and graduated with a BS degree in Insurance and Risk Management. Charlie began his career in 1997 at an independent insurance agency in Central Indiana as a commercial property and casualty insurance agent. After 8 years he left and joined General Insurance Services in 2005 as a commercial property and casualty insurance agent. Charlie and his wife Beth currently reside in La Porte County, Indiana and have four children. He is a charter member of the Michigan City Kiwanis Club and is involved in several community outreach programs in Michigan City, and La Porte. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family.