Charlie is a founding partner of Brightwater Homes, bringing to the company an extensive background in architecture, neighborhood planning and homebuilding operations. Prior to Brightwater, Charlie practiced architecture for five years and then spent sixteen years in homebuilding with John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods. As Executive Vice President of John Wieland Homes, he provided leadership to a team that was ranked first in quality and customer satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates for four consecutive years.
Known as much as an active community member and environmental advocate as for his professional expertise, Charlie has instilled Brightwater with unique values of community, connection and conservation that he seeks to uphold both personally and professionally. He has served as a volunteer for the Chattahoochee Nature Center, the Etowah River Habitat Conservation Plan, and the Georgia Native Plant Society. Bringing this same passion for conservation to the homebuilding world, Charlie is credited with helping to write the original Cherokee County Conservation Zoning Ordinance and with leading the effort to create green building programs at John Wieland Homes and at Brightwater.
Charlie is the current President of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, and is a Certified Professional Home Builder. He has spent many years as a Trustee of the Atlanta International School as chair of its Building & Grounds Committee and is a past board member for a local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Charlie holds a degree in architecture from Georgia Tech and a Certificate in Ornithology from Cornell University. He and his wife Marsi have two sons, Adam and Dillon, and live in Atlanta.
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