Carrie Classon's first career was as an Equity actor, working in regional theaters on both coasts before founding and managing a professional theatre company in Wisconsin. Taking a hiatus from the theater, Carrie received an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and worked for the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service and for a private, international company on U.S. Trade Development Agency (USTDA) feasibility studies and other public and private infrastructure projects in West Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.
In 2009, Carrie wrote and performed the one-woman, one-cat play, Letters from Lagos, with her cat, Lucy. In 2010, she produced and toured an original play by novelist David Rhodes about the life of Gaylord Nelson. For five years Carrie wrote the weekly newspaper column, “Letters from Home.” In 2015 she received her MFA in creative writing from the University of New Mexico. She lives in the somewhat surreal city of Los Alamos, New Mexico with her husband, Peter.