Before coming to New England Public Radio, Carrie worked in commercial radio for fifteen years, and for a handful of years in public access television. In college, Carrie studied early American History and earned her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has been working at NEPR long enough to have fond memories of editing sound on reel-to-reel tape with a razor blade. In 1996 Carrie contributed original research on 18th century holiday revelry in Deerfield, MA, to Stephen Nissenbaum’s book The Battle For Christmas. When she's not working, Carrie enjoys tending her flock of sheep, playing the board game Labyrinth, and preparing recipes from her cookbook collection.