Armed with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Arts & Sciences from the University of Colorado, Mr. Rettig gained many years of design, production, and project management experience from a multitude of top-name Sacramento advertising agencies. In 1985, he bought out the former owner of Charter Graphics (an art production house) and developed Charter Advertising/Design, Inc. into a full-service advertising and marketing agency. Responsible for: overall financial and corporate administration of Charter Advertising/Design, Inc. Mr. Rettig provides input on all plans, creative, etc. and approves content before presentation to clients. Additionally, he solicits new business as well as maintaining contact with current and past clients.
Bringing with him an extensive fine arts and computer-oriented education from Pasadena, CA, George has served some of Lake Tahoe's largest organizations with art direction, technology coordination, and computer graphics instruction. Most recently he was the overall creative authority of two internationally recognized gaming properties. George's graphic design, software mastery, and hardware knowledge span more than eight years and afford Charter Advertising cutting-edge insight into today's computer technologies and design. In 1998 George earned his California Teaching Credentials for computer applications, computer maintenance and repair, and computer systems operation. His current responsibilities at Charter include: overall project art direction with special emphasis on Web and multimedia design and development.
Overseeing Charter Advertising's large volume of diverse print-oriented projects, Betty relies on her 23 years of award-winning graphic design experience. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design at San Jose State University, Betty began successfully mastering the responsibilities of her career, including: art direction, graphic design, staff supervision, business operations, project management, and client/vendor communications. Betty's long list of awards and accomplishments have come from: The Nevada Press Association, Communication Arts Magazine, The Art Directors Club of Los Angeles, The American Institute of Graphic Arts, Art Direction Magazine, The San Francisco Society of Communicating Arts, The Western Art Directors Club, and The Art Directors Club of New York.
A seven-year resident of South Lake Tahoe, Rhonda has managed the office operations of many notable Lake Tahoe area service companies. Her variety of skills and well-rounded experience provide Charter Advertising/Design with a superior level of office flow and management, receptionist and client/vendor communications, billing and accounting, and project tracking. Additionally, Rhonda serves as a liaison between clients, salespeople, venders, and staff designers. Her ability to maintain office organization and smooth project flow continues to be an integral ingredient in Charter Advertising's overall dependability and efficiency.
After a ten year background of marketing in Sacramento, and two and a half years at Caesars Tahoe (most recently as Marketing Manager), Mr. Merry joined Charter Advertising/Design, Inc. Along with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from California State University, Sacramento, his background includes: training and on-going classes on the latest in direct mail, World Wide Web design/programming, copywriting/editing, and database management.

Responsible for: contract marketing support for Charter clients in the form of: direct mail marketing, copywriting, marketing and advertising plans, industry analysis, media buying, and Web page programming.