Charlie brings extensive financial experience to the board, having worked in marketing, management, and retail lending for such institutions as Federal Home Loan Bank Seattle, Western Security Bank and Havre Federal Savings and Loan. Having retired from the Federal Home Loan Bank Seattle in February 2011, he is now an owner of PEAK Health and Wellness Center, Missoula’s premiere fitness facility. Charlie graduated from the University of Montana–Missoula in 1973. Dedicated to conservation, he served on the board of Five Valleys Land Trust in Missoula and is now providing guidance, advocacy and support of Vital Ground’s mission. As the board’s treasurer, he contributes valuable expertise and insight to Vital Ground’s staff and fellow trustees.