B.R. (Charlie) Chernak - Owner/Real Estate Broker, graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a BBA in Business. He later obtained an Associate Degree in Land Surveying and is presently a licensed Land Surveyor and also the owner of Bear Island Surveying. Charlie was employed by the U.S. Forest Service here in Ely for thirteen years as a Land Surveyor. He and his wife Sue founded Bear Island Land Co. in 1995. Together they have blended the land based characteristics of these two professions into one company. Remember, under it all is the land!