After graduating form Cornell University with a degree in mechanical engineering, Charlie Kentnor spent the next 30 years of his life in Fairfield, CT, (where he grew up), operating a manufacturing business and investing in and managing real estate. When he moved to Steamboat Springs, CO he worked as a management consultant with startups, companies requiring restructuring, a consultant at the local SBDC and was the managing partner in a company that specialized in mergers and acquisitions and commercial real estate. In addition to his current varied real estate practice in the Sonoita, AZ area, he is also involved in business brokerage, finds investment properties for clients and liquidates land holdings for other clients. He continues to be a licensed broker in Colorado.
Charlie originally joined a national franchise in June 1999 when he moved to Sonoita from Steamboat Springs, CO with 20 horses and shortly thereafter he opened the Sonoita Branch Office. Charlie currently is an Associate Broker with Keller Williams Southern Arizona and is Branch Manager of the Sonoita office. In 2008, he ranked 74th in sales transactions on the list of all agents who are members of TAR/MLS.
He is past treasurer of the Mountain Empire Rotary club, the Tucson Commercial Roundtable (of which he is past co-chairman).
His interests are horseback riding, bicycling and travel and he resides in Elgin on a 320 homestead ranch with his wife Elen (who is an artist),2 horses and a dog. When not hanging out in the Mountain Empire, he and Elen can often be found visiting children and grandchildren.