I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult. ~E.B White
The Bible: For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
Shawshank Redemption, “Hope Is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
Pay It Forward, “What did you ever do to change the world?”
I am fairly fluent in French, it was my minor in college. I love to travel. I have been to Brussels, Paris, London, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Cancun, Austria and hope to visit many more places.
I’m a simple girl who loves new toothbrushes and a good comfy pair of Gold-toe socks! Oh and Baths! I’m a nut about those!
Carrie Newton is the Development Director for the Independence Institute. She has worked in Business Process Management and acted as a “change agent” throughout most of her career. Her ability to see inefficiencies and bring order and process to an organization to allow for an office environment that invites quality, creativity and efficiency are her strengths. She believes in personal and professional integrity and being transparent. She also believes since you spend a majority of your time at work that you should love what you do and feel like your job provides you with an opportunity to do meaningful work and make a difference.
Carrie loves life and learning new things. She will not turn down a challenge and will find a way to succeed and have fun doing it. Her smile and infectious humor make her a joy to be around. She is gracious and encourages others to be the best they can be. She is fiercely brave and has a survivor mentality. A friend once challenged her with this, “if you don’t ask, the answer is no.” Carrie is a self-reflector and is prompted to have courage on a daily basis – to tread where others may not be so bold.
She truly believes that people are more afraid of success than failure and often challenges her four daughters and herself with the question, “what’s the worst that could happen?.” More often than not when you acknowledge the worst case scenario and say it out loud, the fear of the unknown immediately dissipates.
Carrie is a Colorado Native who attended Chatfield High School in Littleton, CO. She is married to the sweetest man in Colorado, Jason Newton, and together they have a blended family of 7 kids ages 11 to 25. Weekends are full of activities and church commitments at Fellowship Community Church in Centennial, CO. They love to entertain friends and family and strived to make their home a welcoming refuge in an every changing and challenging world for all who need a place of peace and rest.