Charlene was born in Coalville, UT and grew up in Morgan, UT. She graduated from Utah State University in Logan with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Charlene learned skills there that she has been applying to her husband for years. She has spent many years instructing and leading youth groups and has been instrumental in the development of a number of youth programs for both elementary kids and teenagers. Charlene is the mother of 5 kids and has still found time to be involved in countless community activities. She has been very active in the Scouting program, most recently as a Den Leader and Cubmaster. Her hobbies include all types of crafts, sewing, skiing, scuba diving, wilderness paddling, and traveling.