Carrie grew up in Canada as a Mennonite on a hundred acre farm and moved with her family to Lake Havasu City, Arizona in 1980.
Through a secretarial program offered by the high school, she interned at the small local airport soon entering management at a young age along with enjoying the travel benefits the industry provided. With a thirst for more success along with the need to cover life’s costs, she moved to Long Beach and entered the corporate world. After two years of climbing the ladder at Contel Executone, a telecommunications company, she moved back to the open skies of Arizona, completed a college degree, worked part-time in the travel industry and began assisting her parents in their family-owned furniture business. After attending a furniture trade show, she was hooked! She learned every aspect of the business and, along with her sister, they purchased the business from their parents and remained partners of the successful business for 28 years. Her sister continues to run the business today and took it to an even greater level!
She only recently joined the Strachota family to assist in marketing and share her love of philanthropy.
Carrie and her husband share the love of four children and 14 grandchildren. Her deepest passions are God, her family, yoga, hiking, riding motorcycles (rode from London to Bangkok on her 50th), along with island life where, along with her husband, they live and work on their boat periodically in the Caribbean Islands. Carrie simply enjoys every aspect of life and truly values her relationships within the Strachota Insurance family.