the masterful maximizer

Senior Consultant

Carrie’s affinity for the hospitality industry, along with her meticulous attention to detail and natural personal development abilities allow her to capitalize not only on our clients’ potential but Think Up’s as well. Always the overachiever, Carrie received dual degrees in both English and Psychology during her time at Illinois Wesleyan University. Carrie brings 28 years of experience with Marriott International, where her various responsibilities in Catering and Restaurants, and Marketing and Sales eventually led to her role as Area Director, Select Service & Extended Stay. From there, she  took her talents to White Lodging, where she held the role of Regional VP of Operations for three years prior to joining Think Up. This experience combined with her intrinsic drive for success make Carrie a natural fit as Senior Consultant. At Think Up, Carrie spends the majority of her time as problem solver extraordinaire. With a keen eye for detail, Carrie loves taking on projects that involve analysis and finding opportunities to take a training course or event to the next level. Whether she’s analyzing performance hindrances, assisting in design solutions or even supporting in event execution, Carrie continuously remains motivated and results driven and loves to see the hard work of our team and the vision of our clients come to life.

Besides the point....

  • Unaccomplished dream: Equestrian Jumping for US Olympic Team. Carrie started competing on horses at the age of 6 years old.
  • Favorite pastime: wine tasting in Napa Valley.
  • Achieved Quarter Century Club at Marriott International.