With CHC, clients get an integrated approach and relief from the stress of predicting the many needs of new projects. We become part of your team, and work for the success of your project as if it is our own.
We mitigate risk by helping clients avoid potential problems due to poor process, inefficient team structure, or misaligned budget allocations without sacrificing the vision for the institution and experience.
We make sure you can run what you build – and stay in the black. We institute early research and operational expertise through all phases of capital projects.
We have facilitated the implementation of over $125 million of built cultural projects since 2003. Our clients have enjoyed inspired approaches, streamlined processes, and complex collaborations that result in programmatic and financial success.
Carolynne formed her consulting business in 2003 when she saw a way to combine her varied museum experience, affinity for tackling organizational issues, and personal interest in architecture and construction. After years on the East Coast, Carolynne moved to Denver, Colorado in 2015.
Working alongside other thought leaders and practitioners in the arts and culture field, Carolynne has been fortunate to shepherd projects of varying scope, discipline, and audiences - many of which are in areas of personal interest. Bringing educational and engaging content with leading edge approaches to communities across the country has been the firm's guiding principle.
Prior to consultant work, Carolynne applied an academic background in anthropology, museology, and urban studies to more than 10 years of senior-level experience at the Smithsonian Institution and Fernbank Museum of Natural History. She holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts from Emory University and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Virginia.
Carolynne is a founding member of PRAXIS Museum Projects and a member of AAM and MPMA. She served on the PA Museums Board, the Denver Commission for Cultural Affairs, and is a board member of the National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME).
During her career, her areas of practice have been guiding emerging organizations, institutional planning, marketing to the museum field and the development of over 50 exhibitions of various scope and discipline.
During her down time, Carolynne can be found hiking, road cycling, supporting community organizations, volunteering, going to concerts, trying to learn how to ski, swimming, cheering on her favorite sports teams, or visiting friends and family (and museums!) around the country.