Chuck is the Director of Cultivation for Vireo Health. In this capacity, Chuck assists all cultivation staff in the production of medical cannabis. Chuck has over 30 years of experience in the horticulture industry. Prior to joining the Vireo team, Chuck spent 15 years as a Resource Educator for Cornell University through the cooperative extension system. Chuck has worked in the horticulture production industry in North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and California. While in California, Chuck also served as a research and new crop development specialist at Bay City Flower Company. Chuck received his Associates in Applied Science degree in horticulture from Potomac State College; his Bachelors of Science degree from West Virginia University in 1984; and his Masters of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture in 1987 from The Ohio State University. In 2017 Chuck was awarded the George L. Good Gold Medal of Horticulture by the New York State Nursery and Landscape Association for outstanding achievement in horticulture. Chuck decided to join the Vireo team because he wanted to be part of a field that enriches peoples lives.