Caroline moved to Flat Rock in 1994 after receiving a Masters in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina. She had fallen in love with the area after spending thirteen summers on Lake Summit at Camp Green Cove. Growing up as the youngest of seven, Caroline had no idea that the valuable lessons of faith, adaptability and self-determination learned early on would become a foundation for her greatest achievement of navigating the complex autism journey of her son and daughter. Caroline’s vision and advocacy for her own children were the motivation for helping other individuals and families facing similar challenges. She founded St. Gerard House in 2010 as a resource center for families with autism to provide therapeutic services and also to give hope and stability along the lifespan. Caroline was the recipient of the 2014 ATHENA Award for Henderson County. When she is not busy at St. Gerard House, Caroline enjoys spending time with family and friends and taking advantage of the great outdoors in Western North Carolina.