Carolyn grew up in rural, sunny Eastern Washington. She traded sun for snow while attending Kalamazoo College in Michigan where she studied Chemistry and Psychology. It was in Kalamazoo that she started her first career as a beer chemist at Bell’s Brewery. She later ventured home to Washington where she worked at the Hanford Nuclear Site before returning to school to pursue her passion for medicine. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences from Heritage University and attended medical school at Pacific Northwest University.
During her clinical rotations she loved something about every specialty and quickly realized that rural family medicine would provide the variety she enjoyed with the patient connection and continuity she desired. She could think of no better place to get truly rural, full-spectrum family medicine training than Alaska.
Carolyn enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She looks forward to exploring Alaska’s mountains and shores with her husband and finally adopting a dog for a third adventure buddy!