Carol is the Executive Director of the Mississippi Valley Conservancy and the vice chair of the Land Trust Council. Carol has more than a decade of experience with non-profit management and donor relationship cultivation. She and her husband Bill own a sustainable farm in southeast Minnesota where they grow beef, pork, chicken and most of their own fruits and vegetables. They employ conservation practices on their farm including, wildlife enhancement projects, invasive species removal and a forest stand improvement program.
Her work experience also includes vice president and office manager for a family business serving the farming community, program manager for the beef industry and most recently director of development for the American Red Cross. Other experience and community involvement includes, the Minnesota Beef Council, Board of Directors, past 4-H club and project leader, Future Farmers of America (FFA) parent advisor, Future Leaders of America coach, and a church council member and deacon. She was named Minnesota CattleWoman of the Year in 2009 and Outstanding Agricultural Mentor (MN Agri-Women).