Charles Nunley was born in Los Angeles, Ca. He attended local school, eventually studying both printing and landscape gardening at Los AngelesTradeTechnicalCollege. He later attended Los AngelesCityCollege, first as a student and then as an employee in the Landscape Gardening Department. Charles eventually went on to study landscape architecture at University of California at Irvine.
Charles Nunley joins California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) in 1975. In just four years he serves as CLCA Los Angeles Chapter President. In 1979 Nunley served on the committee that created and implemented CLCA’s Certified Landscape Technician program. Nunley also served on the Apprenticeship committee (1977-79), Education committee (1980-82 chair), and Certification Chair (1990-91).