Charli Engelhorn is a Midwesterner at heart, but she has lived her life mostly as a gypsy. An avid traveler, she has made her home in New York City, Maui, Breckenridge, and Moab before finally landing in Los Angeles, where she has broken her record of three years in one place by a year already. Although she thrives on urban life, she feels most at home on the open road and in the mountains. Her hobbies include reading, playing the fiddle, skiing, snowboarding, camping, hiking, cooking, volleyball, softball, and crocheting hats for her friends and family. Her first love is fiction, but she also enjoys writing plays and teleplays. She looks forward to being part of the UCR Palm Desert community and learning everything she can about her craft. She is mother to an adorable beagle/black lab mix, otherwise known as Jacopo, named after the loyal companion in The Count of Monte Cristo, one of her all-time favorite books. She is still considering a tattoo to commemorate the World Series Championship of the Chicago Cubs, but more than anything, Charli loves cheering on (ardently, it should be noted) her beloved Kansas Jayhawks during basketball season, a fact that both intrigues and terrifies Jacopo, especially during close games.