Caroline was a longtime resident of Hopkinton, residing on Spring Street in the western part of town. She was active in town affairs attending many Planning Board and Conservation Commission meetings. She was an appointed member of the Hopkinton Conservation Commission which she served on for consecutive terms. Caroline was also on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissioners. Along with others in town government Caroline helped write and implement the Towns Wetland Bylaw which added extra protections to the unique natural resources in town. She was also instrumental in designating Lake Whitehall an Area of Critical Environmental Concern. As and active voice for conservation she decided to join the four other founders in starting the Hopkinton Area Land Trust in April 1995. She saw large amounts of land in the town disappearing to development and wanted to preserve the rural character of the town.
In 2002, Caroline left the Board of Directors, moved to Harwich on Cape Cod and started Chatham Coffee Company which she successfully sold in 2015. Caroline still resides on The Cape with her husband and extended family and remains and active participant in conservation matters. Presently she is the owner/artist in residence of The Prickly Pear Stained Glass Studio.