Honorary Board Member
Since professional retirement Charles has been an active member of the GTHS for 12 years serving in a variety of volunteer roles including President of the GFS Guild, Treasurer and Vice President of the GTHS Board. Also he was assigned during a two-year transition period of a Director vacancy as temporary manager of GTHS business and program activities. In these various voluntary roles he was able to establish an active cooperative working relationship with Red River St businesses and entertainment venues in promotion of this historic district. He is the son of a German mother and Irish father that sparked his keen interest in Genealogical research and prompted his membership in the Austin Genealogical Society where he served as the Board President. The immigration of his German grandparents and great grandparents to the USA during the late 1800’s and their continuing contact with the extended family has presented the opportunity to visit with these cousins during several trips to Germany. His work career of 40 years has included various positions in Texas State and County governments including Assistant Commissioner, Director and Superintendent positions of Inpatient Facilities & Institutions, Psychiatric hospitals, and community service agencies and also in private practice as a Management Consultant, Therapist and State Legislature lobbyist. Charles has a BA degree from Baylor U. with majors in Theology and Psychology and graduate level advanced training in Psychology and a MSSW degree in Social Work with training in Psychiatric services with license, LMSW, and certification, ACSW, when in practice.