Carole grew up in Rockford, Illinois, graduated from Drake University with a BA, and went on to pursue a career in Juvenile Justice for the state of Iowa. In 1982, she relocated to Fort Collins where she found a welcoming community with much potential for change and growth. Because of her love of antiques and art, she set about creating the Copper Rooster Antique Shop.
It proved to be a perfect fit, providing the opportunity to buy and sell interesting and unusual things as well as creating a network of friends and mutual supporters of the arts.
In 2001, the Copper Rooster closed its doors, and Carole pursued philanthropic opportunities.
She began by serving Pathways Hospice as a volunteer, board member, and co-chair of their capital campaign. Her love of animals lead her to the Larimer Humane Society, serving on their board. She currently is a member of their capital campaign committee and involved in future planning. She is also active in the Medical Center of the Rockies Leadership Council and volunteer program as well as the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Co.
Even though Carole has had no formal training or experience in the world of music, she enjoys the performing arts and welcomes serving on the Fort Collins Symphony Board, learning through this experience, and supporting their efforts in our community.