Charles Trippe grew up in Greenwich, CT and majored in history at Yale. He earned his MBA from North-western Kellogg School. He is the father of a 3  year old, a 23 year old MIT PhD candidate, and  24 year old Financial Analyst working at Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

Besides potty training and swimming lessons, Charlie is teaching AP Economics and Middle School Civics in the Vero Beach public schools, completing Florida Teaching requirements, and helping his Liberian wife adapt to American life. 

Over the last three decades, Charlie has managed a 15,000 acre Rubber Plantation in Liberia, planned a $25 million dollar rubber-wood plywood factory with Finnish partners, and planned a $5