Originally from the Midwest, Charlie discovered skiing at the age of 10. Like TJ and Dexter, he eventually drove west and found his place among the jagged peaks of the Rockies and Tetons. It was in the mountains that Charlie began shaping his life around winter. Years of exploration and progression eventually led to Washington State, where Charlie now calls home with his wife Jenny, and their hound dog Jerry.
Charlie's skiing has taken him all over the world, from Europe, Japan, and New Zealand, to Alaska, British Columbia, and all over the American West. Dedicated to the mountains, Charlie is a graduate of the AMGA Ski Guide Course and loves sharing his knowledge of the backcountry with others. In the winter, you can find him deep in the North Cascades where new ski lines and routes remain endless. When not on snow, Charlie loves surfing, drawing, spending time in small town bars, listening to slow jams, and throwing skids on his vintage mountain bike. This of course, is just a snapshot, but you get the picture.
Traverse Equipment was born from decades of backcountry experience coupled with work in the outdoor industry as a repair technician, product designer, and guide. We hope our products allow you to dream bigger and go further.