Birthday: July 21.

Family: Wife, Liz.

Occupation: Deputy director of the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry.

Education: B.A. in marketing information systems from James Madison University.

Hobbies: Surfing, swimming, basketball and watching sports.

Travel: "We usually take a surf trip once a year. We have been to Costa Rica, Mexico and California."

Brush with greatness: Chirles worked for several professional basketball teams and networks, including the Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, ESPN, NBC and TNT. He worked 75 games during Michael Jordan's tenure with the Wizards. "That was an amazing experience."