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 agent. He joined General Insurance Services in 2005 as a commercial property and casualty insurance agent. Charlie and his wife Beth have four daughters. He currently serves on the Chamber of Commerce and United Way Boards and is involved in several community outreach programs. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family.