Born and raised in Los Angeles California. At an early age, Charlie liked to draw, watch science fiction and horror films with his dad. For many years he was working as a pharmacy technician until in 2010, he discovered creature and character design from top industry professionals and realized he wanted to do the same. He began to learn through videos, books and classes on how to design, sculpt and paint. Since then he has worked with Legacy Effects, Alchemy FX, Fractured FX, Stoopid buddy stoodios, Immortal Masks, Boneyard FX, and Schell Sculpture Studios.