Carmen was in the accounting field for for 30 years, providing services for various industries. She recently retired and joined the board in December 2018. She has two deafblind sisters who have ushers syndrome, from whom she has garnered extensive understanding and experience surrounding the realities of deafness and later deafblindness, as her sisters’ vision diminished over the years. Carmen lived in Grande Prairie and moved to Calgary several years ago as a result of a work transfer. She now calls Calgary home.