Chuck was born and raised in southwest Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains. His ancestors settled in the Virginia and North Carolina mountains in the early 1700s, where they prospered as livestock farmers. So, it comes as no surprise that Chuck inherited a keen interest in the outdoors, mountain land, farming, and hunting. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Marketing and Business Administration, Chuck had a successful IT sales career for over 20 years. In 2018 he decided to combine his sales and marketing talents with his love for the land and began his ever-growing career as a land professional and managing broker of the NLR Western Virginia office.
Chuck practices wildlife conservation on his own properties and offers a deep working knowledge in land improvement, wildlife habitat, and farm practices to his clients.
Chuck and his wife Lou Ann bought their first farm in Highland County, Virginia in 1996. They learned to farm, focusing on alternative, holistic grazing practices. They also bought and restored several additional farms over the next 15 years. They raised their son, Matt, on the farm, and in the small community of Monterey, VA. Their current farm, Riven Rock Farm, is a 100% grass-fed grazing operation, spread across 750 acres of mountain pastures.
Chuck has been active in the local Highland community serving as, a founding board member for the Highland Center, the Alleghany Agricultural Center Board, Highland Tourism Board, and as Director of Highland Little League. When not working with clients, Chuck enjoys farm projects with Lou Ann, hunting, hiking, and archery.