A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Carrie started cello at the age of four with her mother as her first teacher. She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and pursued dual degrees in psychology and cello performance from the University of Michigan, studying with Erling Blondal Bengtsson. She performed in a number of orchestras including the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and the Toledo Symphony. Carrie eventually made the decision to pursue a career in social work, attending the University of Michigan School of Social Work, and is currently a School Adjustment Counselor in an elementary school. After a too-long hiatus from orchestral playing, Carrie is glad to be back in a section with the Brookline Symphony. She lives with her husband, a professional musician, and their two sons in Jamaica Plain.