Originally from the Bedford area, Carolyn graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. After working for a number of years in the education field, she returned to her hometown of Bedford and in 2002, enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown to pursue a career in public accounting.
Carolyn has passed the Certified Public Accountant exam and has met the experience and ethical requirements for CPA licensing.
Carolyn began her public accounting career in August 2003 with Dennis P. Kotzan, CPA. Carolyn remained with the firm for four years, and returned to Kotzan CPA & Associates, P.C. in July 2010. Carolyn is an audit manager at Kotzan CPA specializing in governmental and non-profit accounting and auditing. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.