Carrie earned her Bachelor's degree at Oregon State University and taught in private and public schools before she married Gordon. Their children graduated from Academy Northwest after being taught in Salmon Creek Learning Center.
Carrie continues to teach students, offer testing services, do non-test assessments, and help parents learn how to home school.
She is also an AWANA leader, 4-H leader, and loves to teach, sew, hike, and learn new skills. Her latest project is learning Adobe Illustrator so she can publish her son Jonathan's card game. It has been trademarked and is in the process of being copyrighted.