Charles has always had a deep connection to nature, especially with trees. He’s spent many years studying how trees communicate with each other and the world around them. Charles is the founder and creative director of Charles Bongers+Co., a boutique brand design and illustration studio with emphasis on eco-tech, enviro-nature, wellness and artisanal “of the earth” products and services. He is the brand creative advisor to Woodfield True Nature Campus, a charity dedicated to supporting families experiencing chronic illness. Charles also serves as the creative director of Wild Entrust Africa, a wildlife conservation trust in Botswana dedicated to supporting the long-term viability of threatened wildlife populations and their critical habitats.