was raised on a fifth generational ranch in Wyoming that is still a family operation today.
Soon after earning his
bachelors in Business Administration, he
wife sought adventure in Alaska which was their home for 20 years.
passion for yielding fruits from land and labor guided him to ownership of a wilderness lodge and commercial fisheries on Kodiak Island.
family moved to the Matanuska Valley where he
built a successful real estate agency specializing in new construction, commercial, and raw land.
Within three years he received the distinction of being the highest grossing single agent office in Alaska, closing over eighty transactions annually.
In 2007, Charlie
was recruited to be Vice President Corporate Affairs for Koniag, Inc
an Alaska regional native corporation with gross sales of $180M annually.
As the native corp's "land man" he
was responsible for timber, tourism, oil & gas, minerals, and conservation easements on 300,000 acres of surface and 800,000 acres of subsurface holdings requiring a delicate balance of native values and economic return.
was instrumental in a 120 mmbf timber sale on Afognak Island; a $56M conservation easement on the Karluk River; and the exploration of mineral, oil and gas rights on the Alaska Peninsula.
This required negotiations with BLM, USF&W and the US Park Service as well as collaboration with multiple state agencies and industry partners.
permitted and developed several large-scale projects including an armor stone quarry, a bear viewing center, and a headquarters office building.
He is on the Boards of the Alaska Resource Development Council, the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce and is an Elk and Rotarian.
joined the Pfister
team at the Buffalo office in the summer of 2014 after relocating to the community of Big Horn where his
wife, Kathy, is principal of the elementary school.
Together, they have two high school aged boys of whom they are very proud.
is an avid outdoorsman and parent football fan.
helps on the family ranch and is licensed in the states of Wyoming and Alaska.