Carol Perlinski is a lifelong resident of Bozeman, MT. She graduated from Montana State University with a BS degree in Business and Business Education and an MS in Business Education. Carol retired from 30 years of teaching Business Education at both Montana State University and Bozeman High School. She has been honored as Teacher of the Year by the Montana Council on Economic Education, Montana Business Education Association, Montana Vocational Association, and Glencoe Advisory Committee. She held leadership positions in local, state and national professional education associations and served as Treasurer on the Business Professionals of America National Board of Trustees. Carol is currently President of Town and Country Foods, an ESOP company owned by its 200 employees.