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Charles G. Irion is a publisher, award-winning author, executive producer, actor, successful entrepreneur, adventurer, and philanthropist. For several decades, he has served as the sole proprietor and broker for U.S. Park Investments, a leading operator of Manufactured Home and RV communities in the United States. Before that, he was a pharmaceutical representative for Johnson and Johnson, McNeil Laboratories after completing two undergraduate degrees in Biology and Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara then completing his Masters of Business Administration in International Marketing and Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
One of his life-long passions is for the written word. Determined to make his dreams a reality, he wrote and published thirteen books comprised of the Summit Murder Mystery series, and the Hell series. Inspired by his 1987 attempt to climb Mt. Everest, and a 2011 summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, each book in the Summit Murder Mystery series is set atop the highest point of the world's seven continents. Deaths from falls, avalanches, illness, heart attacks, and high altitude sickness are a matter of course, and when you add in murder, action and adventure, the combination makes for unforgettable reads. The climb begins with the first book in the series, Murder on Everest, and is followed with Murder on Elbrus, Murder on Mt. McKinley, Murder on Puncak Jaya, Murder on Aconcagua, Murder on Vinson Massif, and ends with Murder on Kilimanjaro. There is also a prequel novella, Abandoned on Everest. The Hell Series includes, Remodeling Hell, Autograph Hell, Car Dealer Hell and Divorce Hell. He also published a fun novelty cookbook for outdoorsmen called, Roadkill Cooking for Campers - The Best Dang Wild Game Cookbook in the World.
Many years ago, his first medical mission was to Benjamin Hill Senora, Mexico with the Phil Am Lion's Club. Even then, he knew that medical missions were experiences he wanted to continue. Charles is currently a Director of the Phil-Am Lions Club in Phoenix, Arizona and participated in a medical mission at Zambales, Philippines in February 2015, to provide approximately 300 free cataract surgeries to needy patients. Irion is also a Director of The 3000 Club.org and he has participated in another medical mission in San Pablo, Philippines doing cervical cancer screenings. In June 2011, he went on an expedition to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with the K2 Adventures Foundation. They took Project C.U.R.E. supplies and used them to treat and examine more than 200 patients. The following year, he visited Lima, Peru to help translate for the doctors and nurses at a C.U.R.E. clinic. Since then, he has visited and conducted needs assessments in clinics to a number of other countries in Africa, South America and Asia. He loves being involved in such amazing organizations and helping those that really need it.
Irion's passion for adventure has encompassed the full gamut. He has traveled to over 60 countries throughout the world. SCUBA diving is a favorite hobby of Irion's and he has seen the underwater world from California to Mexico, Costa Rica, the South China sea, Belize, Colombia, Rio De Janeiro, Bali, and in Subic Bay of the Philippines. Irion has also skydived throughout Arizona, loved the thrill of white water rafting on Pacuare River in Costa Rica, and in 1988, Irion completed a week long course in High Wall Mountain Repelling conducted in the Bavarian Alps.
For more information about Charles Irion, please visit www.charlesirion.com You can also visit www.irionbooks.com for more information about Charles Irion's Hell Series, and Summit Murder Mystery Series.