Carrie was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and grew up with many challenges that have shaped who she is today. Her challenges have also been a catalyst in how she views the world around her and a catalyst in choosing her career in the Human Service Field.
Her life experiences were challenging however, they were critical in laying the groundwork for the passion Carrie has, to empower others to reach their potential. She knows, from her own personal journey, that challenges do not define or limit one in achieving success.
Carrie believes that when people “know better, they do better”, especially when that knowledge is supported by healthy support systems.
Today, her focus is to use her personal/professional growth and learning to support others in recognizing their strengths and using their strengths to empower themselves, to believe in themselves and to move forward with confidence and skills in achieving their personal goals. She also understands how empathy can shape change, transform relationships, perspectives, and one’s well-being. Empathy and love are the hall marks of helping and making a difference one person at a time.
Carrie graduated in May 2021 from the Child and Youth Care Program with a two-year diploma from Lethbridge College.
Throughout her educational journey, her passion to work in a Human Service field resonated and grew exponentially with each learning experience the CYC program provided me as a student. The program increased her learning/professional curve and more.
She is excited to have been selected to serve on the board of the CYCAA at the beginning of her career. She is honored to be a part of such an exciting time in the field of CYC and to be part of facilitating the growth of this profession. As a beneficiary of the Child and Youth Care efforts of the last 30 years, Carrie is thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to the community by using her lived experiences and her learning in a meaningful and in a purposeful way that will facilitate growth and empowerment of individuals affected by trauma and other adverse experiences.