Carrie grew up in a small town in Illinois, but gravitated towards the “big city” after high school for college and law school. That college was North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Management. Taking courses at Black Hawk College in Kewanee, Illinois, while still in high school allowed Carrie to graduate early from North Central. At North Central, she was on the Dean’s List and the Student Council. Carrie also had the opportunity to spend the summer between her sophomore and junior years of college in Singapore where she lived and worked for Allied International.
Carrie went on to receive her J.D. degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. Since then, she has become licensed in two states – Illinois and Arizona. She has distinguished herself as a speaker as well, presenting on “Advanced Child and Spousal Support Issues” at a BNI seminar, on grandparent visitation at a Kinship Support Group and at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Practice Area Career Fair two years in a row. She also finds time to volunteer at FLAP at least once per month.
On the home front, Carrie is the mother of three, and her kids say she’s a good cook and baker. Her favorite recipe is shrimp ceviche. Besides cooking and baking, she likes to read and play golf, and she and her family travel to Cabo San Lucas at least once annually.
When it comes to sports, Carrie is a Chicago fan through and through – the Cubs, of course, and “Da Bears.” She even has two dogs named after two Chicago landmarks – Wrigley after Wrigley Field and Murphy after Murphy’s Bleachers.
People around the office say that Carrie is fun to be around and a bit zany at times. But she’s also a compassionate, caring, honest, and respectful attorney. As a child of divorce, she has the perspective to understand what our clients and their children are going through.