Carkner, formerly with CF Fresh (now Viva Terra Organic) and Northwest Farm Credit Service, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agri-Business at Cal Poly. After graduation, she began working for CF Fresh. At CF Fresh, Carkner worked as a member of the sales team for 10 years. She focused on export sales of organic produce, according to a news release.
Carkner comes to Awe Sum Organics from Northwest Farm Credit Service where she helped farmers secure funding.