Charles Courtenay lives with his wife, AJ (nee Langer), and their two children at Powderham Castle, near Exeter, Devon. Powderham has been the Courtenay family home since 1390, and Charlie and AJ run the Castle as a heritage business, sustainably managing the ancient land and buildings for social benefit, and hosting all manner of visitors throughout the year. Charlie is an English Barrister and a California attorney; between 2003 and 2014 he lived in AJ’s home town of Los Angeles, California, and he became an Intellectual Property and Technology litigator for Latham & Watkins. Since returning with his family to England in 2014, Charlie succeeded his father to the ancient Earldom of Devon, moved his practice to the city law firm of Michelmores LLP, and recently took a seat in the House of Lords as a cross-bench hereditary peer. Charlie is a passionate advocate and a champion of his home county of Devon; he enjoys time with his family in the beautiful Devon countryside, and loves to go surfing with AJ when he can. Charlie and AJ have adopted five key values for their life and work at Powderham: truth, sustainability, inclusivity, community and adventure.