Carolyn grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended Otterbein University where she graduated with a degree in applied vocal music. She also studied vocal pedagogy at the Ohio State University. She taught voice and piano for 40 years and has directed choirs in Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. She loves to sew and garden and leads the SHIM gardeners here at JMPC. Carolyn is married to Rick and they have 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren.