Chuck spent 21 years in the US Air Force as a C-141 Flight Engineer. Chuck flew in support of Vietnam, the invasion of Panama, Desert Shield, and Desert Storm. After Chuck’s military service, he spent 22 years with the Arizona Department of Transportation. In 2013, Chuck experienced issues with his memory. Six months later he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Chuck worked with a therapist and discovered he could talk about his diagnosis to help others and himself. Chuck is a member of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and hosts two podcasts for DAA, “Professional Insights” and “This Dementia Life.” Chuck also partners with Dementia Friendly Nevada to co-host a weekly, Zoom-based, supportive education group, “Dementia Conversations with Chuck and Jennifer.” Chuck lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with his life partner, Bobbie.