- Carson-Newman University, B.S. Leisure Services
- Indiana University, Bloomington, Master’s level course work in Outdoor Recreation
Caroline was born and raised in Marietta, GA with a fun and exciting family. She played all kinds of sports and went camping with the family often. A curiosity and deep love of all things leisure and recreation-related was developed early on in her life and proved to be a guiding force in deciding on a career. Outdoor play was often encouraged, and spending time outdoors is second nature for her now; she would rather be outside.
While in college, Caroline worked at summer camps in North Carolina and Tennessee. This experience only solidified her desire to become a camp professional in some capacity in the future. While in grad school, she worked for SOAR at Eagle View Ranch as a field instructor in 2011. That fall she made a decision to stop writing her thesis, quit grad school, and forgo a Master’s degree. With no regrets, she moved back to Dubois to be a Course Director at SOAR in 2012. She then stayed in Wyoming for seven years working for Boys and Girls Clubs and local Parks and Recreation districts. Most recently, and after a big move from Wyoming back to Georgia, Caroline was a Referrals and New Patient Coordinator at a specialty doctor’s office in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This in-between job further prepared her for joining SOAR again as the Admissions Director at Balsam Base in the fall of 2022.
Previous training includes Certified Parks and Recreation Professional, Lifeguarding (14 years), Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Trainer, and some others along the way.
Caroline is very excited to be with SOAR again and is looking forward to all the upcoming adventures she’s going to have with her dog, Trigger, in Western North Carolina.