Charlie has always loved to play pretend, and Usual Suspects gives him the outlet to do so without being sent to a home. After receiving a BFA in Musical Theater Performance from Rockford University, Charlie and the girl he eventually married (hi Stephanie!) moved to Florida for a spell and worked in Walt Disney World, scooping ice cream and riding rides, until they moved to Chicago to pursue a career in theatre. In Chicago, he worked as an actor, stage manager, and production manager before moving back to the Rockford area and starting a family (hi Ariel!). He is the Theater Manager of Nordlof Center, enjoys a tall glass of bourbon, video games, and family time, and is excited to explore pretend worlds with the Rockford Area Theater Community.