Charles has been a business consultant, application developer and corporate trainer for twenty years. He began developing database applications using dBase II but quickly switched to FoxBase when it became available.
Since 1994 he has been using FoxExpress exclusively as his development framework and has successfully designed, developed and deployed many business solutions with FoxExpress and Visual FoxExpress for a wide variety of clients.
Located in Cleveland, Ohio, he has clients in a number of other parts of the country and has maintained an on-going interest in mentoring, custom development and project rescue for many fellow VFE developers.
Charles works closely with F1 Technologies on various consulting projects and Visual FoxExpress training, working with Mike Feltman to develop the training materials for Visual FoxExpress. Since 1999 he has been the primary instructor for F1 Technologies' Visual FoxExpress courses. Charles is available for telephone consultation and support on Visual FoxExpress projects and also offers remote desktop assistance for times when email and the telephone won’t suffice.
Twice recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award, Charles has been a popular and featured speaker at all of F1 Technologies Developers Conferences.
Prior to his career with computers, he worked for various government agencies from 1968 to 1980, including work in the Middle East and Southeast Asia and as a consultant for the Cabinet Committee on International Narcotics Control. He has taught English as a foreign language, intelligence techniques, and hang-gliding.
He has a degree in history from Denison University, which has never made him a dime except as a two-time Jeopardy! champion in 1990.