Charles is a graduate of Bishop Gibbons High School in
Schenectady, New York.
Charles entered and served three years on active duty in
the United States Marine Corps. Among other things
while in the Marines, he was trained in electronics,
maintenance, and in special forces as a scout sniper in forced recon. Charles was honorably discharged in
April 1972. This icon links to the official USMC website.
In November 1977, Charles authored and implemented an
online Bulletin Board System (BBS) called Access-80. It operated on a Radio Shack TRS-80
Model I, Level II microcomputer. Its purpose was to provide an email
system for local computer enthusiasts. It was placed online in East Greenbush, New York.
after, it was concurrently placed online in Schenectady, New York. In 1982, Charles moved
from the Albany, New York area to Nashua, New Hampshire, and so did Access-80.
Nashua Access-80 setup is shown at the left. It was not long before it was concurrently
online in Londonderry as well as Nashua. Access-80 was online until 1987.
Later, Charles earned a Paralegal/Legal Assistant
certificate from Blackstone School of Law. This icon links to their website.
Charles then earned an Associate of Arts, summa
cum laude, in Liberal Studies from New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire.
continued on to complete his Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Human
Services, also at New England College. This icon links to NEC's website.
He completed his graduate studies at the
McGregor School of Antioch University, earning his Master of Arts in Psychology.
Charles's master's thesis was titled Rehabilitating Incarcerated Criminal Offenders:
The Change Process. This
icon links to Antioch's website.
Charles is a trained, certified Lead
Facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP). He has
remained involved with
AVP-NH since 1993. He has been its website administrator since April
1999. He was the organization's
secretary from November 1999 until April 2001. Since November 2000 he has taken on the responsibility of
heading up the organization by holding the position
of the organization's State Coordinator.
Charles has facilitated workshops in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Nigeria.
If you have
realized that just complaining about the violence in the world today doesn't seem to be
solving the problem, then take action and do something about it! Start right now by
taking the first step: checking out the local AVP website to find out how
you can help. Just click on the icon to the left. There are
many other links to related organizations there, as well.
Charles owns and operates
CharlesWorks, LLC. Operating since June 15th, 1998, this company grew out of Charles's sincere desire to
help others. One if his goals was to provide
affordable and reliable hosting and web presence solutions for individuals
and small companies alike. CharlesWorks designs
websites, builds websites
and specializes in SEO (Search Engine Optimization). CharlesWorks
owns its own infrastructure, providing website hosting on its own servers.
CharlesWorks currently has servers located in Peterborough, Dublin, and Antrim, New Hampshire
as well as backup systems in Florida, Virginia, and
CharlesWorks also sells
pre-owned computer related parts & equipment, recycled & new software
products, and used computer books & manuals.
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