Charlie has been instructing and training in telemark, alpine, and snowboarding for 27 years at the Ski and Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass and is a PSIA-Rocky Mountain Division examiner. Charlie is a ski patroler at Aspen/Snowmass. In the summer, Charlie runs the Aspen Kayak Academy and has been certifying and coaching students and instructors in the art of river running, freestyle, and racing techniques since 1990. His latest passion is the new sport of stand up paddling (SUP). Charlie started SUP in Fiji in ’03 on his honeymoon and soon brought a surfboard and paddle to the rapids of Colorado. Paddling first descents on the Roaring Fork in Colorado and Crystal River and rivers in Hawai’i, he also has many first place finishes in extreme downriver races.