Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, Carmen graduated from Harding University High School and attended college at Winston-Salem State University. She married with two daughters, one is a current Inspire the Fire participant and the other is now an alumni participant of Inspire the Fire. Along with working full time in the financial industry, she has been a part of this amazing organization for 5 years now and have been able to assist as an active Firelighter volunteer and now as an active board member. Carmen continues to be amazed at the impact Inspire the Fire has made in the lives of many youth, including her own. She is excited to see what’s yet to come and the amazing impact Inspire the Fire is going to continue to have on our youth of the future.