Director of Development and Government Relations
Chuck joined SFP after a 16-year tenure at Conservation International, where he managed CI's Melanesia Program for 6 years before moving over to its Foundation Relations unit in 2002. While much of his work in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Solomon Islands was in support of terrestrial conservation, he worked very closely with Jim Cannon and others to devise a strategy for marine protected area creation in Milne Province, PNG. This was Chuck's introduction to marine and fisheries work, and he subsequently spent much of his time in Foundation Relations raising funding for CI's global marine conservation efforts.
Prior to CI, Chuck worked as an editor for a textbook development house, wrote filmstrips for the National Geographic Society's Educational Media Division, and spent 5 years working for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History as a research assistant in the office of the Secretary Emeritus.
Chuck holds a BA in English Literature from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. He lives in Washington, DC.