A versatile and independent professional with extensive skills in the historic preservation of real estate preservation, including research, documentation, advocacy. Accomplishments include the successful nomination of over 160 Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments, and spearheading the establishment of the Highland Park Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, the largest HPOZ in the city of Los Angeles, and the first HPOZ in Los Angeles to include a commercial district. Steps in creating the HPOZ involved initial advocacy, working with city officials to authorize an historic survey, supplemental research on contributing structures. Demonstrated ability in researching and standardizing data for information systems. An enthusiastic and innovative problem solver who produces quality work and gets along well with others. Three-time President of the Highland Park Heritage Trust; Chair of the Highland Park Historic Preservation Overlay Zone Design Review Board; a founding member of the Los Angeles HPOZ Alliance; serving two years as the President of the Heritage Coalition of Southern California (2005-2006); Co-Chair (with The Late David Cameron) of the Cultural Resources Committee of the Los Angeles Conservancy (1991-1996); Commercial Chair for the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern (Modcom) committee (2009-2011); Presently serving as Vice Chairman for the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern (Modcom) Committee. Serves on Land Use Committee, Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council (2010-Present). Charles has received over a dozen awards for his work.