Charlie coaches saber at RedStar Fencing Club Chicago. Charlie began fencing at age 8, training under world-class coaches Waldek Czaja, Hristo Etropolski, and Serhiy Berko. A successful youth fencer, he returned to the sport as an adult. He has medaled at every level of North American Cup and National Championship competition. He has held a top-15 US ranking, an FIE world ranking, and has represented the United States at Senior World Cups, including a bronze in Reykjavik in 2018.
His students have achieved numerous medals at North American Cup, Junior Olympic, and National Championship competitions, have competed in Junior World Cups, are fencing on NCAA Division 1 teams, and have won a preponderance of individual & team titles in the Great Lakes High School Fencing Conference.