Working directly with children, in any capacity, has always been a passion of Charlie's. Learning about the CAC model added a fire to that passion, and after working for the Michigan Chapter CAC for two years, Charlie was ready for a position that would allow her to work more directly with children. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Public Administration. She is also an active volunteer with CASA of Kent County. When not working, she spends her time outdoors going on walks, kayaking or gardening.