Carolyn is recently retired from a career in environmental protection. For 38 years, as a professional and volunteer, Carolyn advocated the protection of land and water for people and wildlife. She has experience in program development and fundraising, in service of growing organizations and the conservation movement. Her work has included advocating the protection of large ecosystems including the Hoosier National Forest Charles C. Deam Wilderness, the Florida Everglades, and Oregon’s territorial sea. Carolyn also promoted the conservation of private lands working with community-based land trusts across the Midwest. She was a founding board director of the Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana’s first professionally run, statewide environmental advocacy nonprofit, now in its 38th year.
Carolyn began kayaking local lakes during the COVID-19 pandemic and enjoys photography. She earned her M.P.A. in Environmental Policy and Policy Analysis from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and an A.B. in Environmental Studies and Fine Arts from IU’s School of Arts and Sciences.