Charlie Litchfield isn't famous.

In fact, it's entirely possible you've never heard of him.

But make no mistake, this isn't a shortcoming.

Dating back as far as his surprising nomination and then subsequent second place finish as high school prom king, Charlie has always been something of an underdog.

It's a role he's most comfortable in; always striving to be better in everything he does.

His degree in forestry from Iowa State University made his career choice of photojournalism a surprise to his parents, but they began to understand after watching him follow his dreams to Boise, Idaho, where he thrived at a mid-sized daily newspaper before starting his own business and freelancing for clients including The Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal.

It was in Idaho where he met his wife, Jessie, a lovely and talented writer. Somehow he convinced her to marry him and in another surprising twist, somehow he convinced her to move to the Midwest, where they lived for three winters while he worked as a photojournalist at The Des Moines Register.

Now, after a decade in the field of visual communication, he tells stories at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.

His work has appeared on the pages and websites of notable publications such as USA Today and Msnbc.com, as well as lesser known outlets including Footwear News and the August 2012 edition of the Southwest Idaho Professional Golf Association newsletter.