Chuck brings nearly 20 years of management and education reform experience to BUILD, having begun his career in East Palo Alto, California as a Teach For America corps member. During his three years in East Palo Alto, Chuck founded the Ravenswood Youth Soccer Club (now the Ravenswood Youth Athletic Association) and served as the president of the Ravenswood Teachers Association. Following his time in East Palo Alto, Chuck went on to work as a master teacher, school leader, principal and charter school superintendent in different communities throughout the country. In addition to his direct work in public education, Chuck has held senior management positions with the national non-profit organizations Teach For America, After-School All-Stars, and Lighthouse Academies. He earned his B.A. magna cum laude with university and departmental honors from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the Mauer School of Law at Indiana University, Bloomington. Chuck has also completed graduate studies in Nonprofit Management, Business Management and Change Management from Indiana University, Ball State University and Cornell University, respectively. Chuck is a trained mediator and a member of the Indiana State Bar. When not working, among other things Chuck enjoys cooking, photography, and mountain biking.