Charles has been a Columbia area native his whole life. Charles attended Hammond Academy for high school and Midlands Technical
College for civil engineering. Charles started working at Young’s hearing aid service in 1980. He had an interest in taking over the family hearing aid business that his father started in 1953. His father, (Charlie’s grandfather), was the first Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat doctor in the Columbia area. What Charles loves most about saving hearing lives is watching the facial expressions on patients when he fits them with their very first set of hearing aids, or a new improved set and they can hear the magnificent improvement the latest technology makes in their hearing. He does not subscribe to the theory that honesty is the best policy. For him, honesty is THE ONLY POLICY. If it were the best, that means there is something else to choose from that is not honest and he cannot and will not be that way. Outside of saving hearing lies, Charles is a volunteer lay Pastor of a church for the past 11 years, is a volunteer chaplain at Lexington
Medical Center. His hobbies include cooking, volleyball, flying as a private pilot, scuba diving, being an amateur radio operator, and many more.