Systems Thinking & Change Management
Carrie bringsmore thantwenty years’experience working with small businesses and non–profits to promote resilient and thriving communities. As principal at The Big Lil she operationalizeslong–term strategies, business models, and marketing/communication efforts to grow the impact and reach of small businesses. Most recently, she was Executive Director at City Fruit and co–founder and CEO at StockboxNeighborhood Grocery, wheresheworked to improve access to good and fresh food inside of Seattle’s urban core. Previously, Carrie had more than a decade of experience in directing planning, marketing, and operations for non–profits, public organizations, and retail businesses including Second Use Building Materials, Seattle Public Schools, NISGUA (Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala) and more. She has also managed multi–sector planning projects in her work as the co–founder of a Seattle non–profit, which helped secure and develop a local park and community center.Carrie was a Kiva Fellow in Tajikistan and an Echoing Green Fellowin social enterprise. She earned a double B.A. in International Relations and Latin America Area Studies from America University and an MBA from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (now PresidioGraduate School).