Carmen graduated from Oral Roberts University in 1992 with a BA in Communication Arts and a minor in Vocal Performance. While preparing for her first missions trip, Carmen discovered her love for acting as her team trained for dramatic presentations during their 2 1/2 month stay in Central America. Over the last 25 years, Carmen has been involved in dramatic presentations in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, India, Belize, and Guatemala and has trained teams going to the nations from churches in Tulsa, OK and Colorado Springs, CO, as well as Sterling College – Sterling, KS. In 1994, Carmen stepped into large scale stage productions for the first time. She discovered a new side of the arts that brought even more joy and fulfillment. Carmen has tech/stage directed as well as produced and written stage presentations of all sizes, themes, and for various venues. These have been enjoyed by audiences from 50 to thousands. Most recently, she has served as the Assistant Director of “The Thorn” and produced numerous dramatic presentations for her home church here in Colorado Springs. Carmen and her family have been a part of the Turning Pointe family since 2006. Each year, she has served the staff & students of our school as our recital stage/technical director. Carmen is passionate for the arts, missions, family and mentoring the next generation. Carmen has served as Producer for Starz Theater Company since 2014. Carmen is married to her college sweetheart, Todd, and together they have the joy of parenting five children.