Charlie is a longtime basket weaver and student of central California Indian and European techniques. Charlie has taught for the Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM), Point Reyes Field Institute, UC Botanical Garden, and in many schools and at teacher trainings. Tule boats made in his workshop can be seen at the California Academy of Sciences, the Bay Model in Sausalito, and in other museums. It is also possible to visit a basketry plant garden he has created at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross. Charlie is active in native habitat restoration in Marin, managing several projects for Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed.