Charles E. Schaeffer was born and raised in Fulton, Missouri. After completing high school he enlisted in the US Army and served his country from 1963 through 1966. He served the State of Missouri as a trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol retiring in 1995 after 27 years of service; he began a second career as an investigator for the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation retiring after 9 years of service. Charlie has lived in Columbia, Missouri since 1969. Charlie has contracted the building of his last two homes and has gained some knowledge in home building. He also operated a small cattle farm for many years. In 2005 he received his brokers license and began a third career with RE/MAX Boone Realty, Don Emery and Associates.