A Salisbury native, Charles came from humble beginnings as one of six children born to a police officer. His upbringing shaped his work ethic and determination to succeed and experience life to the fullest. It’s also this drive and passion that keeps him working diligently to help his clients achieve their goals, allowing them to live brilliantly.
Prior to establishing C F Parks, Charles began his career in finance as a registered representative for a regional brokerage firm in 1982. He always knew, however, that he wanted to start his own firm. In 1985 he founded C F Parks and has grown it to a thriving firm and has received national recognition for his achievements and experience in investment management and finance.
When he’s not working in the office you’ll probably find him working on his golf game (he’s had two holes-in-ones but would love to add a third!). Charles and his wife Lynne have traveled extensively and enjoy exploring new cities and countries. An avid sports fan, he also cheers on his Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Hornets as much as possible.
Anyone who knows Charles will tell you he is consumed with making his clients’ lives better. He lives brilliantly by seeing his clients through the good as well as the challenging times and receives tremendous fulfillment in doing so. Charles lives by the philosophy of not getting overwhelmed with the negativity that often surrounds us, but by helping each other improve and succeed. His positivity, warmth and wealth of experience shines through in all his endeavors.
Charles has been named a 2022 Five Star Wealth Manager. He was also named in 2014 and 2015. Read more about Charles' award in Charlotte Magazine.
Director of Financial Services
Noelle Heddle leads our team as the Director of Financial Services. Noelle is a North Carolina native and raised in nearby Lincolnton. She brings almost a decade of accounting experience to the team, including a Masters in Accountancy from Gardner Webb. While Noelle is currently certified in Computerized Accounting and a North Carolina Notary Public, she is also completing coursework to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional.
A wife to Caleb Heddle and a mom to two sweet girls, Lexi and Madison, Noelle loves to spend her time crafting, shopping, and traveling. Her family isn’t complete without her dog, Mazie, her two cats, Silverbell and Frosty, and a number of chickens and hermit crabs.
Noelle is passionate about our motto, Live Brilliantly. To her it means to have inner peace about a part of your life. Knowing that she helps our family of clients Live Brilliantly in turn allows her to Live Brilliantly as well.
Together, Lynne and Charles started CF Parks, where Lynne now serves as Vice President. Though they have clients across the country, Piedmont, North Carolina, has been an excellent “home base” for their business and the perfect town to raise their three children.
When she’s not overseeing the day-to-day financial operations of the company, Lynne finds great joy in cooking for her family, enjoying a nice glass of wine, traveling all edges of the world, and spoiling her two granddaughters.
Lynne stresses that everyone at CF Parks works for others as they would want someone to work on their behalf. While this is a simple statement it comes with enormous responsibilities and inspires the entire team to work from a place of honesty, thoughtfulness, and devotion.
Living brilliantly to Lynne means to brighten others’ days with a simple act of kindness or a smile. She takes pride in being a part of a company that works diligently to solve others’ problems and is thankful her team has been able to make an impact in clients’ lives. Lynne’s nurturing and caring nature is evident in how she interacts with clients, friends, strangers, and family.
Senior Staff Accountant
Rebecca Harward is our Senior Staff Accountant and a Salisbury native. She not only brings experience in the accounting industry, but also as a North Carolina Notary, serving for 15 years. An extremely hard worker, Rebecca believes that to Live Brilliantly is to live a life where you can work to achieve your goals and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Rebecca married her husband, Chris in 2000 and has two children, Ollie and Alex. As a family they enjoy spending time traveling and camping together. Rebecca also loves reading, bowling, and baking.
Wealth Management Services Assistant
Eileen joins our team as the front desk receptionist and administrative assistant. She comes to us with a wealth of administrative experience in a variety of industries over the past 20 years since moving to the Charlotte area in 1995. Eileen’s version of Living Brilliantly means to do the best with what you can every day, wash, rinse, and repeat!
After more than 28 years living in Matthews, North Carolina, Eileen and her husband moved to Salisbury, North Carolina to their pre-retirement home. They have four grown children, one granddaughter, and one grandson. Eileen enjoys her church music program where she participates in the chancel and bell choirs. Other hobbies include spoiling her grandchildren, playing at the lake, experimenting on her family with new Pinterest recipes, and reading.
Katlin Anthony is part of our Parks Financial Services team and is the perfect addition to our team with an educational background in accounting and finance at UNC Charlotte where she made the Dean’s List. Katlin originally from Dobson, North Carolina.
Katlin Lives Brilliantly by being in a career that has challenges and pushes her every day to become better. She also believes that Living Brilliantly means being adventurous, spontaneous, and living every moment to its fullest potential.
Katlin lives with her boyfriend and two fur babies, Layla and Buck. When Katlin isn’t in the office she loves to spend her time riding horses or ATVs. She can also be found at a nearby crossfit gym or competing in cornhole tournaments in the area.
Office and Marketing Coordinator
It was only natural that Catherine joined the family business in 2014. She grew up in and around the office and witnessed firsthand how the firm helped their family of clients in numerous ways. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Centre College in Kentucky, she received her bachelor’s degree in financial economics. Catherine was also on the Women’s Golf Team and traveled the country to compete in tournaments.
While Catherine and her husband, Zachary have spent the past few years living in Texas and Georgia, they have happily moved back to the area with their young daughter, Sterling. Catherine loves spending time with her family, sharing a glass of wine with her mom and sister, and spinning on her Peloton bike.
To Catherine, living a brilliant life means living a life that is vibrant with passion, joy, and love.
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