20 Under 40: Charity Reynolds

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Charity Reynolds (Tyler Schank /

Charity Reynolds, 34, Cloquet

What do you do? (job, community involvement)

I am a full-spectrum family medicine physician and the medical director for Fond du Lac Human Services Division. I am a member of the NAACP Duluth branch and a board member of the Oldenburg Arts and Culture Community Board. I am a part of Mahtowa Covenant Church as well.

How do you spend your free time?

I enjoy being with my husband, our 9-month-old daughter and our 3-year-old Newfie. We like to spend time outdoors, hiking, biking and camping.

Tell us about an influential person in your life.


My mother was a selfless, loving and brave woman. She taught me how to put others before my own needs and how to live a life with purpose doing God’s will. She taught me about the importance of identifying with one’s own roots and heritage. I hope to teach my daughter about her diverse heritage from Mexico, Ireland and Scotland.

Where is your favorite place in Duluth/Superior?

Va Bene’s outside deck overlooking Lake Superior.

What have you learned in your time spent at home during the pandemic?

I have learned the importance of making time to be with family. In the past I have put off trips to visit family due to being busy. As soon as it is safe to travel more readily, we are going to take the time and energy to go to Mexico, Arizona and wherever else our family has settled.

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Charity Reynolds (Tyler Schank / free

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