Carrie got her start in music in 2002 in a make-shift office in her bedroom from where she did freelance promotional work for independent musicians. She earned her sea legs with a leap into radio at WXJM where she served as a DJ for four years, Underwriting Director for one year, and Music Director for two years. During that same time period, she worked for Planting Seeds Records where she set up their social media presence, created BackPage Publicity, dabbled in album design, writing press releases and most anything else that needed to be done. From there, she explored concert photography before finding a home as CMJ's Data Manager. She and her camera still make appearances at various concerts in the New York City area.