WHO WE ARE

CHARLES FOSTER is the premier recruiting and staffing agency in the Charleston area. For over 50 years, our passion for helping you “find the right one” has created a reputation of outstanding results and service. We maintain a pool of highly qualified candidates using our extensive networks and connections throughout the low country. Our staffing professionals put their years of experience to work, matching top candidates with your open positions.

We actively recruit top talent from local universities, colleges, and trade schools creating a high-quality pool of candidates. Additionally, we are members of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, North Charleston Chamber of Commerce, Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Charleston Leaders, and the Women’s Business Enterprise. We are on the pulse of Charleston business and have a wide network.

In addition to our recruiting and networking strengths, our team members are highly skilled and knowledgeable in the latest recruiting and staffing techniques. We stay updated on employment trends, continue our education regularly, and consistently maintain training on the latest technologies and tools in the recruiting market. As we adapt and evolve to meet trends in the industry, we maintain our strong foundation of successful staffing paradigms. Honesty, integrity, reliability, and outstanding service are the hallmarks of the Charles Foster company. When you need to find the right one, turn to the professionals at Charles Foster and discover why we have been Charleston’s premier recruiting and staffing agency for over 50 years.

Our Leadership


Dottie Karst, CPC, CSP
Owner/President

As president and owner, Dottie applies her decades of leadership experience to every area of Charles Foster. Dottie has worked to uphold Charles Foster’s outstanding reputation as a leader for recruiting and staffing in the Charleston area. She is a Certified Personnel Consultant and a Certified Staffing Professional and finds deep satisfaction in recruiting and executive search. With a focus on service, Dottie sits on several boards and volunteers her time to help deserving organizations.


Elaine Walton
Accounting Manager

As the Accounting Manager for Charles Foster, Elaine keeps the numbers, contracts and facilities in order. She is a staple, entering her 20th year with Charles Foster and keeping her finger on the pulse of the financial health of the company! A military spouse for many years, Elaine has lived and traveled all over the World. She happily traded snow for hurricane worries when she moved to Charleston! The warm weather is more accommodating to Elaine’s gardening and home improvement projects. Somehow, after a day of crossing T’s and dotting I’s, Elaine also finds time to serve as our resident Betty Crocker, keeping the sweets rolling in.