Carrie was born in San Francisco, California and grew up in the Northern California area; Mt. Shasta and Mc cloud. She and her family now live in Reno, Nevada. Carrie and her family enjoy spending time outdoors; skiing, hiking, swimming, and camping. Carrie discovered her love for art as a young child. Her love of artwork continued throughout her studies and is displayed in her work today. Her favorite times spent outdoors and traveling have been the inspiration for her colorful Abstract-Impressionistic pieces. She uses acrylic paints to express vibrant use of color; representing her favorite places and past times.