“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What do Jack Wilshere, James Bay and Jennie Bond all have in common? You guessed it - they all hail from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, which also produced our very own Charlie S. At school Charlie was an aspiring chef and her gastronomic adventures included substituting an orange rind sauce for orange washing-up liquid a-la-Heston-Blumenthal, which resulted in the oven being filled with bubbles. She also once gave her Dad food-poisoning. When not accidentally poisoning family members, she could be found hiding behind the music block to avoid cross-country, and nurturing her David Attenborough obsession.

Her love of animals, nature and Sir Dave led her to study Zoology at Sheffield University, where she graduated with a First. Part of her degree involved a field trip to Portugal where she watched one single plant for five hours a day to observe the number of insects visiting it. After graduating, Charlie became a teacher and spent five years imparting knowledge to the youth of Hertfordshire. However, she began to develop an interest in the world of digital while teaching ICT and eventually could not resist the lure of working in Pay Per Click advertising in the big smoke. It goes without saying that she has never looked back.

Charlie is the person to see about: owning an immuno-deficient rescue cat, being able to provide a quote from Friends for nearly every situation and real-life room escape games.