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Chuck Hartman, whose grandmother claimed could sing before he could talk, began performing music publicly at age four. Chuck also began storytelling and illustrating his stories years before he learned to write.
Throughout his youth, Chuck was comfortably at home on stage working with several theater companies. Throughout his teens and twenties, Chuck had many opportunities to tour both locally, and abroad with various music groups.
As a young man, Chuck worked as a graphic artist creating content for Coke-A-Cola Japan, AMF, and Brunswick Bowling. Chuck has also owned and operated a recording studio and worked as a writer, columnist, musician, photographer, illustrator, puppeteer, and pastor.
Chuck holds degrees in art (graduating with honors) and theology (graduating summa cum laude), is a member of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, and is currently a fifth year graduate student, working on his Master's in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders. Chuck is especially proud of his academic accomplishments because he is dyslexic. Chuck strongly believes that every child and adult can accomplish every worthwhile task with hard work and determination.
Chuck enjoys volunteering. Chuck volunteers time in the local school system, serves on the Ministers' Council for Education, was the 2017 President of The Perquimans Chapter Mobile Food Pantry, took part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer in '17, '18, '19, '21, '22 & '23 from '17 to '19 Chuck was the videographer and video editor for Perquimns County High School Theater Department, a role he resumed in 2022. Chuck served as the music director for Up River Friends' Preschool from its conception in 2018 until 2023, and thus far for 2023 has walked, jogged, and cycled over 400 miles for The Playing For Change Foundation. Playing For Change Foundation creates music schools and programs around the world using music as a tool for education and social change.
Chuck lives with his wife Sonya in Hardin County, Iowa. Chuck is currently working on new projects for children, check in often to see what is new.
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