Bill Charles

William Allan (Bill) Charles was born in Boonville, Calif. in 1950, to Margaret and Homer Charles, transplants from South Dakota and owners of Charles Lumber Company. Bill was one of two children: his older brother, Norman, was 12 when he was born.

Bill was raised on the family property during a booming time in Anderson Valley. He recalls waiting for the local school bus with almost 30 other kids who lived on the property - all children of mill workers. Read more

Nancy Charles

Nancy Charles was born in 1952, in Oakland, Calif., the middle child of Eunice and Glenn Wilson. She has two brothers: Thomas and Scott.

Nancy grew up and attended school in the East Bay until 1960, when her father, who worked for Kaiser Engineers, was transferred to Twickenham, England, to work on the Volta River Dam project in Ghana, Africa. With that major life change, the entire family relocated so they could be together. Read more

Kristy Charles

Born in Anderson Valley in 1981, Kristy is the fourth generation of the Charles family to grow up on the family land outside of the town of Boonville. From early childhood, she took every advantage of living in the country, raising 4-H animals for the county fair, riding and showing horses, and enjoying the company of pet chickens, rabbits, and the family dogs. Working on the family's ranch was just a part of life - working vineyard harvests would come in later years. Read more

Joe Webb

Joseph Webb was born in Fresno, Calif. in 1978. When he was eight years old, his mother, Pam, a neonatal nurse, and his father, Bob, a construction superintendant, decided to move the family 4,000 feet above Fresno, to a small, mountain town near Shaver Lake, Calif. One of Joe's earliest memories is skiing the local resort - a hobby that still has him waxing skis and planning trips in preparation every fall. Read More