Originally from East TN, Carrie has traveled to and lived in many parts of the world. Having followed her passion for art, she earned a bachelors degree in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. After graduation in 1999 she moved to Boston, MA, where she rented an art studio above the Chimera lighting store in Fort Point. Shortly thereafter, her sculpture began adopting electric components, so as to light up from within. In 2003 she was a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center, and began exploring lit sculpture as it related to the human scale. After Vermont, Carrie returned to East TN and lit the historic McClung Warehouses. After this building-sized lit sculptural experience, she stumbled upon the architectural lighting design masters program at Parsons School of Design in NYC and applied. She completed her MFALD from Parsons in 2010, and was chosen to participate in the Targetti Lighting workshop in Florence, Italy that spring. After working as a sales rep in NYC for a brief time, a design position in Michigan enticed her and her husband, Bryan, to move to Detroit, where she worked as an architectural lighting designer for Illuminating Concepts and Smithgroup JJR. In 2013 Carrie and Bryan became parents and eventually decided to move back to TN, in order to be closer to family and the mountains. Currently she's enjoying being a specification sales rep with SESCO, a job that is full of challenges, surprises and lots of fun!