Carrie began her professional career as an actor, working in Equity theaters on both coasts. She founded a theater under a Small Professional Theaters contract and ran it for seven years, producing critically acclaimed programming, designing and implementing a marketing campaign and building a loyal audience of season subscribers.
She then entered an MBA program and worked with the U.S. Commercial Service, helping small businesses develop export marketing plans. She was hired by a private company to manage U.S. Trade Development Agency studies for international infrastructure projects. She presented the study findings and marketed project proposals in the U.S. and abroad.
Carrie eventually realized she was enjoying writing a weekly column for her local newspaper more than her business career, so she entered the MFA writing program at the University of New Mexico. She sold her memoir, Blue Yarn, to a small press in 2018 and received excellent reviews.
Also in 2018, Carrie started her weekly column, The Postscript. In the first year, it was picked up by 100 newspapers. In the next six months, it was picked up by another 100. In 2020, it was chosen for syndication by Andrews McMeel Universal.
Carrie has written more than 400 columns, two plays, and a number of live shows based on her writing. She has performed her work on Norwegian Cruise Line and in many other venues and is represented by AMAZ Entertainment.
She and her husband, Peter, have recently moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where she is working on her first novel, Lake Maribelle.