Carrie's fondest memories are playing in the mountains after school and on weekends as a child. She grew up in the Hollywood Hills of California exploring the outdoors every chance she had. Her interest in learning led to years of substitute teaching grades Pre K-12 while raising her two sons. She has a BS in Fine Art from the University of California at Berkeley, and a second BA in Advertising from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. In her free time, she enjoys her first grandchild.