Carrie studied business, marketing, and speech communication at Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN. After graduation, she launched her career in advertising at a major firm based in Minneapolis. After four years in advertising, she moved to LA, Carrie produced high end visual effects, music videos, and eventually post producing Digital Intermediate film finishes for blockbuster feature films. She now lives in her hometown of Marion, Iowa and enjoys being close to family and friends. Among her many hobbies are design, bike riding, cooking & entertaining, gardening, and all things outdoors. Her constant companion is her rescue kitty named Tazie. Carrie enjoys taking ranch vacations to hit the open trail and has been to some fabulous places in Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.