Born and raised in eastern Kansas. Enlisted in the Marine Corps after graduating high school. Received certification as a Marine Corps Primary Marksmanship Instructor in 1986 while serving in Yuma Arizona. During this time also received certification as a volunteer Hunters Education Instructor and started a home FFL business. Throughout his Marine Corps career and worldwide travel he continued to teach Hunter Education in four different states and for the Yamaguchi Prefecture of Japan. Active in conservation and firearms rights organizations all his life, has served and chaired committees for Ducks Unlimited, the Wild Turkey Federation, Friends of NRA, and of course GCO. While stationed as a Marine in North Carolina, he was certified as a North Carolina Concealed Carry Instructor and held several NRA Instructor certifications. Married to his wife Faye in 2002 and upon retiring from the Marines as a Gunnery Sergeant in 2003, moved to her home state of Georgia working as a contractor to the Air Force in Warner Robins. After moving to Leesburg GA to again work with the Marine Corps he became involved with a new firearms rights group that was just being formed, GeorgiaCarry.Org.
Accepted a position with GCO as Fundraising Chair and was asked to join the Board of Directors in 2008. In response to a need for a comprehensive training program that would address carry in Georgia, he authored the Georgia Firearms Carry Course and serves as GCO’s Training Coordinator and Master Instructor. Chuck and his wife Faye are both Life members of GCO and live on Treeland Ranch in Ty Ty, Georgia where they raise ducks and host dove hunts during the season.