Charlie Updike is the senior partner in Schoeman Updike & Kaufman LLP, a fifteen lawyer firm in mid-Manhattan, where he supports a busy litigation practice. An interest in the Adirondacks as a boy led to his canoeing various North American and European rivers, including several north of the Arctic Circle. He has hiked and camped in various settings, including Antarctica, and continues to enjoy the Adirondacks from a home on Lake Champlain. Charlie and fellow director Jim Tripp worked together as Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the early 1970’s to bring anti-pollution cases that ultimately resulted in substantial progress in cleaning up the Hudson River.
Charlie is also a director of the Adirondack Explorer and an avid supporter of North Country museums, organizations and activities. He and his wife Beth Kaufman, also a lawyer, live in New Rochelle. Together they have five grown daughters and three grandchildren.