Carrie earned her Bachelor's degree at Oregon State University and has done graduate studies at Multnomah University and Portland State University. She taught in conventional schools prior to homeschooling. Her children graduated from Academy Northwest after being taught in Salmon Creek Learning Center.
Carrie continues to teach students, offer testing and non-test assessment services, and mentor home schooling parents.
She is the treasurer for Clark County Home Educators, an AWANA leader, and besides teaching, she likes to cook, sew and go hiking and camping.