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Charles G. Irion is a publisher, author, adventurer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
In the 1970s, Irion began his career in commercial real estate development and brokerage. In 1983, he founded U.S. Park Investments, a company that owns and brokers manufactured home and RV communities. Over the years, Irion has garnered a large collection of recipes from resident RV campers. More than 350 of these can be found in his book, Roadkill Cooking for Campers: The Best Dang Wild Game Cookbook in the World.
In 2007, Irion founded Irion Books LLC and began writing and publishing books. His first volume was Remodeling Hell--one of four books he authored as part of the Hell Series. This was followed by Autograph Hell, Car Dealer Hell, and Divorce Hell. Inspired by real-life events, these books are true stories created by actual (hellish) events that infuriated Irion to the point of wanting to expose the demons through his writings and to guide others on how to avoid the same 'Hell' he experienced. He is donating all of the net proceeds of his Hell Series to victims of fraud.
While writing the Hell Series, Irion began work on the Summit Murder Mystery series. The impetus behind the murder mystery series was his participation in a 1987 expedition to Mount Everest from the China side. Irion couldn't resist creating plot-twisting, adventure-filled stories against the backdrop of the Seven Summits, the highest and deadest mountains on the world's seven continents. In June of 2011, Irion joined a climbing expedition to Kilimanjaro. The trip included a medical mission with the K2 Adventures Foundation, a non-profit organization and one of Irion's philanthropic endeavors.
He also supports other humanitarian-relief organizations, such as Project C.U.R.E. and Healing the Children. Recently he traveled to Belize and Cuba with Project C.U.R.E. on Philanthro Travel missions.
Charles Irion holds a Masters of Business Administration in International Marketing and Finance from the American Graduate School of International Management, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Biology and Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
As an explorer, Irion has visited more than 60 countries and is an accomplished SCUBA diver. He is also the founder of a children's dictionary charity, a founding member of Phoenix Social Venture Partners, is involved in Lions Club International, and is a past treasurer of the Lions Club Sight & Hearing Foundation. Irion lives in Arizona.
To learn more about Charles Irion please visit www.charlesirion.com