Carol graduated with a Diploma in nursing in 1974. her experience includes ICU nursing, critical care certification, and nurse manager. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Alfred University and Master’s in nursing at Syracuse University as Clinical Nurse Specialist in Critical Care and Nurse Practitioner (NP). She is certified as a NP in Acute Care, Adult, and Geriatrics. For the past 15 years she has worked in cardiac and vascular surgery.

Carol was raised on a farm in Pennsylvania that has been in her family for 230 years. She moved to South Dakota in 2005 and enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and biking.