Carolyn joined ECS in 2006 and developed her expertise in the art of rare book conservation under the supervision of Don Etherington and the ECS Senior Staff. Specializing in the restoration of fine leather bindings, Carolyn has an exceptional eye for color and is often entrusted with rare volumes from the gothic period – as well as unique leather volumes from the 18th and 19th centuries. Qualified to conduct treatments on both bound and flat items, she often assists with projects in the ECS Paper Conservation Lab.
Carolyn is a Certified Picture Framer and is well educated in conservation matting and framing techniques. She has served on the local board of the Professional Picture Framers Association and has judged and won numerous awards in framing competitions. In 2014, she became a member of the North Carolina Cultural Resources Emergency Support Team (CREST) and became qualified to train others in the recovery, stabilization, and storage of rare and valuable items that have been damaged by water and/or fire. Carolyn has also attended conservation workshops in the areas of sewing and paste papermaking. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, art, and spending time with her family, friends, and her Border Collie, Lucy.