Charlie Girard was born and bred in Rhode Island, where he still lives. Married with children, he plays guitar, collects stamp and baseball cards, and loves the ocean. In real life his job is in finance but his passion for puzzles, inherited from his mother, led him to us. He built so many puzzles that the ones he found on the market all seemed a little boring, with no one making the kind of puzzles he wanted to do - like collages! He created some images and emailed them to "pretty much" every puzzle company in the U.S. but didn't hear from anyone for six months, until White Mountain Puzzles made the brilliant decision to add his collage of beer labels which became our Cheers! At that time he also sent us Candy Wrappers, and the rest is history. Charlie has become one of our most popular puzzle designers ever with his seemingly endless supply of ideas and creativity.