Caryn graduated from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 1981. She worked as a summer wilderness leader at Honey Rock Camp from 1979 to 1981, and came to CEM in 1982 to work in the wilderness camping program, Discovery Expeditions; she was the director of that program from 1985 to 1994. She taught in Christian Encounter High School from 1994 to 1995, and continues to teach P.E. to the present time. Caryn has been the Office Manager since 1996 and also continues to help lead CEM wilderness trips. Caryn is a certified Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor and Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Instructor.