Charles Stricker grew up in rural central Missouri and always enjoyed the outdoors. "I became interested in photography in college and began by taking mainly landscape photos. I now enjoy primarily taking the reality based photos in ND, PTD and PJD. I love the challenge of capturing a great nature story or the peak action of a sporting event. My appreciation of imagery may have prompted my decision to spend my professional career as a diagnostic radiologist. I am now retired and enjoy spending time with my wife Linda, our daughters Sarah and Jennifer, and our dog Baylee."