Carol founded Escape to Peace™ in 2013 to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking in King County, WA. She was moved by her experience after seeing children as young as three years old sold in the slums of Thailand. She is the owner of TRUCE™ Spa, which she opened in 2008 at The Westin Hotel in Bellevue, WA. With civic engagement a large part of her life, Carol was previously a member of the Tateuchi Center ACT II Fundraising Guild in Bellevue, co-chair and board treasurer for Bellevue Collection Fashion Week, and treasurer for Bellevue LifeSpring Yarrow Point Circle. She has a B.S. in Accounting from Arizona State University and previously worked for KPMG, Boeing and National Maintenance Contractors, Inc. For nearly two decades, Carol has been involved in management and leadership programs including the Executive Program at the University of Washington Business School, and is trained and certified by The Protocol School of Washington in Washington D.C.