Charlie is the youngest of eight children and grew up in St. Albans, Vermont before moving to Brownsville and attending Woodstock Union High School, graduating as class president and valedictorian. Graduated from the University of Vermont, majoring in political science and competing for the UVM alpine ski team. Charlie has worked for 30 years in the private sector in diverse industries: retail and commercial banking with
Vermont National Bank, art licensing and publishing with Wild Apple Graphics, software development and publishing with MISys, Inc, sales and marketing consulting with Kimbell Enterprises, and as co-owner of Elevation Clothing in Woodstock, VT. He has served on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations throughout Vermont and as a Trustee of the Village of Woodstock. He still serves on the Woodstock Economic Development Commission. In addition to his own athletic pursuits, Charlie has created or directed, or both, running and cycling events, including the Covered Bridges Half Marathon, Road to the Pogue, Longest Mile, and Prouty Ultimate. He and his wife Carolyn have three grown children. All five Kimbells graduated from WUHS.