Charlie was raised in Greenville, SC, and various areas of Florida. His father was a real estate agent with C. Dan Joyner for years and this fostered an interest in the industry at an early age. Following his freshman year at Wofford College, Charlie completed his studies at Florida State University earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Licensed in 2001, Charlie began his real estate career with local upstart Open House Realty where he served as both a residential agent and as Broker in Charge (BIC). Charlie joined the NAI Earle Furman/Huff Creek Properties team to help grow the land division while guiding Upstate landowners through the process of selling their properties and maximizing their profits.