Carolyn grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. After graduating, she moved to Florida and began studying at Stetson University College of Law. She graduated cum laude in 1997.
Carolyn got her first legal job as a staff attorney clerking for judges in the Fifth Judicial Circuit. She was able to watch and research a wide variety of trials including murder, medical malpractice, contract disputes, divorces and drug possession. Clerking taught Carolyn about courtroom procedure and gave her perspective on how judges make their rulings in cases. Carolyn went on to become a staff attorney in both Ocala and Tampa.
Carolyn moved to Tega Cay, South Carolina in 2005. She worked for five years as a conflicts analyst at the large firm, Moore & Van Allen. She also managed the firm’s registered agency company for one year. She is excited to collaborate with Krista Stallard at Stallard & Bellof. Carolyn brings a sense of calm and direction to the firm’s clients who are going through personally challenging situations. Carolyn has a son in high school and a daughter in middle school. She spends a lot of time with her children at the ice rinks in Charlotte as her son plays hockey and her daughter figure skates. In her spare time, Carolyn can be found cycling on the roads in and around Charlotte, out running or at the YMCA swimming. Carolyn is an enthusiastic triathlete and has completed three half ironman races.
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- Northern Illinois University, B.A. Political Science and Government
- Stetson University College of Law, J.D. cum laude
- North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section Member
- Mecklenburg County Bar Family Law Section Member
- Charlotte Women Attorneys
- Charlotte Women’s Bar
- American Bar Association