Carrie graduated from North Surry High School in 2007. From there she worked as Forest Service Technician, and later she realized her passion was caring for animals. Carrie attended Bel-rea Institute of Veterinary Technology in Colorado. She completed rotations with equine breeding facilities, small animal / large animal vaccine and surgical units. She graduated in 2014 as a certified Veterinary Technician and is licensed in the state of North Carolina and Virginia. She has two rescue cats named Forest and Bronco. In her spare time she helps manage a family mule farm. She is an active member of the American Endurance Ride Conference.