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Charles Carreon was born in Phoenix, Arizona during the Cold War. The legend of Billy the Kid and B. Traven's novel, "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" featured prominently in the formation of his psyche. In his freshman year at Arizona State University, he met his sweetheart Tara, and a year later they married and began traveling. They spent the better part of a year traveling through Europe, the Middle East and India, then moved up to Ashland, Oregon, had three kids, Joshua, Maria, and Ana, and lived in the woods for six years. Poverty worked its magic, and in 1983, they all moved to Los Angeles, where Charles got a law degree at UCLA and spent six years in the fast-paced world of LA law. In 1993 he did another about face and moved back to Oregon where he became a small-town prosecutor, then flipped again and became a criminal defense lawyer. In 1999, he met Gary Kremen, the founder of Match.com and original owner of the Sex.Com domain, and morphed into one of the more colorful intellectual property lawyers of the early Internet era. He now lives in Tucson, Arizona with Tara.