Charlie is the GIS Director for UTC and the IGTLab. He oversees GIS project development and management, spatial data analysis, modeling, cartography, GIS application development, partnership coordination, and GIS software, hardware, and data management for UTC's campus and partners. Charlie earned his B.S. in Geography from Jacksonville State University and his professional background stems from the application of geography and GIS for natural resource management. He has worked with numerous conservation organizations, NGOs, and agencies to help answer the question of "where." His GIS interest are focused on Conseravtion GIS and cartography. A large influence of what shaped Charlie’s career as a geographer is a love of nature and exploration. Charlie is an avid mountain biker and whitewater kayaker. Charlie also serves on the board of directors for the Southern Off-Road Mountain Biking Association (SORBA Chattanooga) as Advocacy Director and sits on the advisory committee of the Chattanooga regional conservation partnership of Thrive Regional Partnership. Additionally, he also serves on the Hamilton County COVID-19 Task Force, data subcommittee.