Carrie grew up in Kaneohe, Hawaii. She married her high school sweetheart and left the island to be an Army officer’s wife. While in the Army, Carrie and her husband raised two children. Carrie and her family came back to Spanaway to retire from military service. After a few years, Carrie went back to school and earned her BA at the University of Washington, Tacoma in 2000. She graduated, Cum Laude, with an Interdisciplinary Arts and Science degree and certification in the American Humanics Nonprofit Management program.
While at the University of Washington, Carrie started an internship with the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound. Being a resident of Spanaway, she knew there were limited affordable activities for youth in the area. She worked with the Teen Advisory Committee, community leaders, and the Bethel and Franklin Pierce School Districts to establish a Boys & Girls Club in the Parkland-Spanaway area. As a result of the community’s dedication and commitment to making Parkland-Spanaway a positive place for youth, the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound started operations in the area in 2001.
Carrie managed operations in Bethel and Franklin Pierce School Districts till 2006. In 2006, she was promoted to the Director of Branch Programs and Operations. Currently, Carrie supervises the Directors of the Al Davies, East Side, Gonyea, and South End Branches. In addition she manages the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, serving five school districts, and supervises the Director of Military Outreach. Carrie is also an active member of the Parkland-Spanaway Rotary Club and Past-President (2007-2008). If anyone is interested in learning more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, please contact Carrie at 253-502-4612.
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