Carol was born and raised in the California Bay Area. Her parents instilled a lifelong love of nature, hikes, photography and collecting interesting things like rocks and shells. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in chemistry. She moved to Florida in 1996 and eventually met Bernie and married him quickly. She knows a good find when she sees it! Carol works as a forensic chemist and keeps saying she will retire in about five years. She enjoys fossil hunting whenever she gets a chance to do so.