After moving from Savannah, Georgia, Carynn Rudolph was raised in Aurora, Colorado where she graduated high school from William C. Hinkley High. After High School, she joined the Marine Corps and served for four years before her honorable discharge in 2011. She attended school afterwards and studied psychology with an emphasis on substance use and addiction. While in school, Carynn also worked and studied to become an ordained Pastor, and she worked as a youth Pastor for 7 years after discharging from the military. With this background, Carynn began employment with Colorado Crisis Services and worked with the Suicide Hotline for just over a year. She also founded a nonprofit organization in 2016 called The Urban Youth Initiative that is founded on preventing youth suicide, and equipping Urban youth ministry leaders to effectively work with suicidal teens. Carynn has worked for the State of Colorado as a Youth Correctional Officer and School Shift supervisor for nearly four years, and is eager to utilize her experience to support the youth in the Boulder Community. Carynn is a proud mom to two girls, and a puppy. She and her partner, Tara, spend much of their free time creating artwork, hiking, and building and rehabbing furniture to sell.