Carol obtained a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Southwestern Oklahoma State University Cum Laude. In addition, she received a BS in Biology and Medical Technology. She was born and raised in north central Oklahoma. She raised her two children, Jessica and Mathew Braun, in the farming ranching community of Hobart, Oklahoma. Carol worked for Celedon for ten years before the merger with ENJ. In her spare time, Carol enjoys ballroom dancing.