About Chuck

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Chuck was born and raised in southwest Virginia in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. His ancestors settled in the Virginia and North Carolina mountains in the early 1700s, where they prospered as farmers and graziers. So, it comes as no surprise that Chuck inherited a keen interest in the outdoors, mountain land, farming and hunting. Chuck graduated summa cum laude in 1991, from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a B.S in Marketing and Business Administration. He brings to his rural real estate passion, 27 years of successful IT sales experience.

Chuck worked for several global technology firms as well as high growth start- ups. Chuck and his wife Lou Ann bought their first farm in Highland County in 1996. They learned to farm as a side venture, focusing on alternative, holistic grazing practices. They also bought and restored several additional farms over the next 15 years. They raised their son Matt, on the farm, and in the small community of Monterey, VA. Their current farm- Riven Rock Farm, is a prominent, 100% grass fed grazing operation, spread across 750 acres of mountain pastures. Chuck has been active in the local Highland community serving as, a founding board member for the Highland Center, the Alleghany Agricultural Center Board, Highland Tourism Board, and as Director of Highland Little League. He brings to his real estate clients, a deep knowledge of his mountain region, grazing and farming property and practices, land management, and wildlife conservation.  When not working with clients, Chuck enjoys farm projects with Lou Ann, hunting, hiking, and tournament archery.