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Carolyn was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, the youngest of four boomer kids who ruled the wilds of suburban Detroit. My undergraduate degree in geology is from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota and my masters degree in Landscape Architecture is from UC Berkeley.  With many years between degrees I lived in Minneapolis where I was worker-owner at the New Riverside Cafe, survived a year in a tent in Death Valley, and spent a few years in Boston.  Having lived on all coasts, except the Gulf one, it seemed natural to move to Houston - well not really, but this town has grown on me over the last 25 years.  My career in environmental planning brought me most recently to Memorial Park Conservancy where I am the Conservation Director. My extended family gathers in Michigan every summer on a beautiful lake where we enjoy catching up with each other on the beach, campfires, and hikes in the woods.  I am thrilled to join a co-housing community. I spent almost a year at a kibbutz and learned about the design and dynamics of co-housing in grad school. My intrigue furthered by the experience of family members who live in west coast co-housing.  I enjoy art, music, gardening, kayaking, camping, baking and have two amazing children who are out-and-about in the world studying what makes them happy