A native of San Francisco, raised in the good Old North State and now freezing his booty in Toronto, Charles Bowes' dedication and no-nonsense approach to multimedia production has taken him all across North America, while the fruits of his labor have traversed the globe.

As a project manager, content producer, content manager or all around do whatever it takes kinda guy, Charles has garnered praise from his peers, management, executives, partners, customers and a few awards committees to boot.

Charles discovered his love for multimedia making 8mm film stop-motion movies with a variety of toys and backyard props. We’re still searching for the vault that contains these films. When we find it, we’ll be sure
Geraldo Rivera is NOT there to open it.

Charles learned the fundamentals of audio/video production under the tutelage of P. Curry Leslie at William G. Enloe High School. Charles graduated as a North Carolina Scholar and member of the National Honor Society.

Charles furthered his education at
Appalachian State University. In addition to his academic studies, Charles was an active member of the Residence Life Program and WASU 90.5 FM. Charles’ dedication and leadership earned him numerous Student Service Awards, recognition/membership in Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and graduated cum laude.
Charles next took the position of Production Assistant at TMP Video Communications Corporate. Charles’ dedication, tenacity and attention to detail allowed him to quickly worked his way to the role of 2nd Videographer and Editor. Charles worked on a number of ITVA Silver Reel award winning productions.

Having a desire to take his video love to the digital level, Charles took an appointment at the Nortel Technical Education Center. In 1997-98 Charles, the offline editor, and a team of internal and external writers, producers, videographers and editors collaborated to produce the video On Course for the Future, Nortel Technical Education. The completed video was submitted for and received several awards, including: 1998 Bronze Telly, 1997 Intercom Gold Hugo and the 1997 Aurora Gold.

In late 2002, Charles took on the role as the Studio Manager for the Corporate HQ location. Charles technically managed hundreds of events originating from the studio or passing through the studio on their way to the web for delivery. Charles garnered praise from all levels of the organization from peers, executives, partners and customers level. Events ranged from Global Town Halls, Investor Relations Calls, Financial Results, Sales Training, audio recording, video recordings and just about any kinda corporate type multimedia you can imagine.

In the summer of 2010 another Canadian icon, Canadian Tire, asked Charles to come aboard. He quickly jumped at the opportunity to be a Producer (a mix of video producing and corporate event Technical Project Management) for the Corporate Affairs Creative Production Team. Charles assumed the Manager role during the fall, while officially claiming the title at the start of 2011. He now manages a growing team of 5 video and event production professionals.

Charles is happily married to a wonderful woman and they have two children and a very excitable West Highland White Terrier. Charles loves to play soccer, watch hockey, go camping and fishing with the family and when time allows, travel to visit family and friends.