'I Collect Experiences'

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Carrie Newman '88 sometimes uses the word “magical” to describe how some of the opportunities in her life have come to pass.

But there’s little magic about it.

Newman is the executive director of the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, the latest stop in a winding journey of a career that has included the Peace Corps, graduate school, healthcare management and a public charter school. More than magic, the journey has been made possible by a passion for learning and a willingness to jump at new opportunities.

“I collect experiences like some people collect knickknacks or books,” she said. “I collect skill sets and hang on to them.”