Raised in northern California, Karolyn met her very brave eternal companion, Tony, while attending Brigham Young University. They married in the Salt Lake City Temple and have since been very “fruitful”! They are the parents of eleven children ranging in age from four to twenty-seven (six sons, five daughters, one son-in-law and three grandchildren)! They have lived in New Jersey, Germany, Arizona, Kansas and for the past twenty years in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Karolyn has been home-schooling her large crew for the past 22 years, her oldest graduating on full-tuition academic scholarship from Brigham Young University, her second child a physics major at Brigham Young with Ph.D. plans in Computer Science, three more successful college students and three children having served full-time missions.