Hailing from Washington DC, where she attended The Sidwell Friends School, CC spent her college years in the woods of New Hampshire. At Dartmouth College, she explored several academic disciplines, focusing on engineering, art history, photography and architecture - including a raucous semester abroad in Florence, Italy. After graduating with a B.A. in Studio Art and a minor in Art History, CC moved directly to Telluride, where she spent her first career years working for Marla F. Croke Architecture and One Architects, followed by another 15 years of collaboration with Studio Frank. In 2018, CC formed ZINQUE with her partner Aura ZINk. When not hunched in front of ArchiCad on her computer, CC can be found stretching it out in yoga, soaking up sunshine, and chasing after her rambunctious kid (and even more rambunctious husband).