Charlie is the Director of Training and Professional Development with the User Services group at TACC with a background in web development and scientific computing. Charlie's main objective at TACC is to build and direct the center's overall strategic vision for higher education and professional development. Prior to joining TACC, he worked as a Senior Application Developer for the Carle Foundation, and as a computer science instructor at Parkland College in Champaign, IL. He was also a member of a specialized application development team at the University of Illinois and has also been a contracted research consultant for NASA Ames Research Center, studying computational immunology and bioinformatics. Charlie holds a Bachelor’s Degree concentrating in Computer Science and Biology from Eastern Illinois University, and certifications in 3D programing and visualization.