I've worked for parks non-profits and conservancies for the last 15 years. My work has included fundraising, managing capital projects, organizing and managing hundreds of volunteer workdays, working as a seasonal horticulturist at an organically maintained park, as well as planning and running hundreds of programs and events. I am at independent consultant (Charlie McCabe Consulting LLC) and can help with a range of parks, open space, placemaking and non-profit projects and issues. In my spare time, I volunteer for several Boston-area parks and trails non-profit organizations.

Seton Falls Park
Seton Falls Park

One of the six Bronx parks I surveyed for physical activity at New Yorkers for Parks using the SOPARC method, summer 2016

Flash Forward Festival
Flash Forward Festival

Annual Flash Forward Festival featuring photography pop-up galleries and The Fence by Photoville on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Movies at Republic Square, Austin
Movies at Republic Square, Austin

One of my favorite programming efforts, while at the Austin Parks Foundation, in partnership with the DAA and Alamo Drafthouse

Lunch time on the Greenway
Lunch time on the Greenway

Our Greenway mobile eats program was popular and curated by us with over 30 vendors participating.

Dewey Square Park
Dewey Square Park

at lunchtime - heart of the Greenway Mobile Eats program

Sunset at the North End Parks
Sunset at the North End Parks

home to fountains, seating, great grades and summertime concerts.

Boston Local Food Festival
Boston Local Food Festival

We hosted the annual Boston Local Food Festival on the Greenway every fall, with over 100 vendors and demonstrations, drawing over 40,000 people in a single day

Concert at North End Park
Concert at North End Park

We collaborated with the Berklee School of Music for weekly summer concerts on the Greenway.