Board of Directors
Carrie is a founding partner of Cohen Begun & Deck, LLP, a law firm based in Westlake Village, California, specializing in commercial real estate development, land use and project finance. She was previously senior counsel at the multinational law firm of Alston & Bird, LLP, in the firm's Real Estate Finance and Investment Group. While at Alston & Bird, Carrie served on the firm's Pro-Bono Committee, where she helped organize the firm's annual Day of Service and also co-chaired its annual Pro Bono Fair, which showcased the numerous charitable and non-profit organizations served by attorneys and staff of the firm. Carrie received her Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she was also a published author and served as Managing Editor of The Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (NAALJ) in 2003-2004. Carrie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she majored in Business Economics and minored in English. Carrie is a member of the California State Bar and Los Angeles County Bar Association. Carrie's husband Scott has taught special education for the past 15 years and is currently a resource specialist at Oak Park High School located in Oak Park, California. Carrie and Scott have two children, ages 5 and 7, who attend Oak Hills Elementary School.