Caroline was raised in North Dakota, a mere 150 miles from the geographic center of North America. There one cannot be farther from the sea.
Her first experiences with the ocean came at the age of 15 in the far north of Canada, and a year later on board the Catalyst in Glacier Bay.
Caroline graduated from Northland College in northern Wisconsin earning a degree in Outdoor Education with an emphasis in Natural History. It was during these years that she began pursuing sea kayaking and sailing on the great inland sea that is Lake Superior. Post college, Caroline moved to southern Utah where she spent many summers raft guiding on the Colorado River.
Nowadays, outside of the Catalyst Caroline is a ski school supervisor in northern Utah. Always keen on the natural world, Caroline has kept a life list of birds since the age of 10.
Her broad interest in natural history has brought her to many fine places, but she is most grateful to have returned to the Catalyst and Southeast Alaska. Caroline is also a Wilderness First Responder.