Charles has been a professional web developer for nearly 15 years. He began his development career at Hartford Life insurance company after making friends with a neighboring department and deciding that the web was a more interesting place to be than accounting. While at Hartford Life he watched Google go public, witnessed the rise of Macromedia’s Flash, and optimized their intranet platform to be faster and easier to maintain. With careful deliberation, Charles determined that snowboarding in Vermont was more interesting than insurance in Connecticut and relocated to Burlington to continue honing his development skills. After a few years at a small Burlington firm, he went independent and quickly founded a long term relationship with YDesign Group developing their E-Commerce stores and helping the company grow an order of magnitude. Several years and many technologies later he fell in love with a Vermonter and there was only one thing to do. Move to Japan. After several years developing remotely in Japan, fortune found him back in Burlington joining Vermont Design Works as the newest addition to the team.