Sales Support Specialist
Carol’s life of travel has guided her back to Oregon, where she fits seamlessly into supporting our business development team.
Carol is a native Portlander. She was born here, raised here, and attended Lincoln High School (go Cards!). But she has never been one to stay put and left the state for college. Heading down to California, she earned a liberal arts degree with a minor in psychology from San Francisco State University.
If you thought Carol’s travels would stay domestic, think again. Aboard a 17-foot sailboat, she headed down the west coast of Mexico, crossed the Gulf of Tehuantepec, and arrived in Guatemala. A year later, she sailed from the Bahamas to Venezuela on a 40-foot boat, where she took up residence for six months. Finally, she landed (quite literally — she moved from the boat onto land) in St. Thomas. She would stay there for five years, managing a restaurant for the bulk of that time.
During her travels, Carol survived a 7.0+ earthquake and a Category 3 hurricane. Perhaps that’s part of what drew her to FP Transitions, where she says she really enjoys “having a new challenge.”
Today, Carol supports our business development team as a sales coordinator. Her background as an account manager for Georgia-Pacific, an assistant to a financial advisor, and a sales rep for an EAP has helped to equip her for this role. Here, she says she enjoys the culture and the supportive team environment. That’s fitting since she’s helping to build more support for our team and clients through her work.
Carol can add raising two boys to her accolades. In fact, if you’re looking for her outside of work, you can sometimes find her watching one of her son’s track meets, where he’s a varsity jumper. Ever the adventurer, she also enjoys hiking, kayaking, RVing, and skiing, along with some more home-based activities like cooking and gardening.