Charles was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Prior to Law School, Charles earned his B.A. at the University of Alberta. He then studied law at Cardiff University in Wales. He was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1982 and moved to Okotoks in 1987 where he opened up the town’s first general law practice. Charles is an avid reader and dedicated outdoorsman with a passion for the land, outdoor pursuits, and wildlife conservation.