Charlie is a family man, businessman and community activist. Having been raised in the Catholic tradition and receiving a BA degree in science from New Jersey Institute of Technology, he has spent over 40 years on a path of blending his spiritual beliefs with his background in science.
He has drawn on the wisdom of a wide array of spiritual leaders and his deepening awareness of the interconnectedness of all things has inspired a commitment to social justice and environmental preservation. He has been a co-facilitator for a 30-week course in social justice for the Franciscan Social Justice Network and a board member at Genesis Farms (an education center promoting Earth Spirituality). He has taken the Transition Town USA facilitator training along with being a trained facilitator for the Pachamama Alliance, and is a certified NLP practitioner. As the CFS Seminar facilitator, Charlie provides both beginning and advanced meditators with tools to help them walk through everyday struggles and follow their own paths with grace,clarity and more awareness.
Charlie is the current President and Co-owner of Frank Semeraro Construction Co.Inc.. Over years of developing land for municipal, industrial and residential projects, he found himself questioning the impact of his work on the ecosystem. His business is now focused mainly on public water supply systems and water conservation.
On the family front Charlie is a committed father of four children and husband to his wife Fran for over 35 years.