Published: June 4, 2024

Getting to Know Carolyn Cutri: Balancing Work, Theatre, and Community Service

Balancing Work and Theatre

Meet Carolyn Cutri, the Administrative Assistant at Clarus whose organizational prowess is matched by her passion for theatre. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Carolyn thrives on balancing her professional responsibilities with her love for the performing arts and community engagement.

Pride in Work and Achievements

Carolyn takes immense pride in her role at Clarus, where she enjoys the flexibility to maintain a healthy work-life balance. The support and teamwork at Clarus have been vital for her, especially during challenging times, allowing her to be her best organized self both at work and at home.

Personal Insights

When she’s not at work, Carolyn loves visiting New York City, her favorite vacation spot. She draws inspiration from the quote, “Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other path, no other way, no day but today.” Her favorite book is “Daughter of the Forest” by Juliet Marillier.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

Did you know Carolyn can recite the alphabet faster backwards than forwards? It’s just one of her many talents. But her real passion lies in theatre, a hobby she’s pursued since she was nine years old. Theatre allows her to live extraordinary lives without leaving Columbus, and she cherishes the vibrant community she’s part of.

Theatre Enthusiast

Carolyn’s journey in theatre culminates in 2024 with the realization of her dream project: owning and running her own theatre company. This achievement is a testament to her dedication and the support from her community of friends and family.

Blending Theatre with Work

Carolyn finds that the skills she’s honed in theatre—such as leadership, direction, and people management—are directly applicable to her professional life at Clarus. Her ability to engage with people and lead projects seamlessly transitions between her work and her hobby.

Advice for Aspiring Theatre Enthusiasts

For those interested in theatre, Carolyn’s advice is simple: take the leap. The journey is challenging, and rejection is part of the process, but finding your place in the theatre community is incredibly rewarding and forms a second family.

Lessons Learned Along the Way

Carolyn has learned the importance of self-care and having backup plans in live theatre. Unexpected situations are part of the experience, and being prepared is crucial.

Favorite Theatre Moments

One of Carolyn’s favorite memories involves being literally covered in fake blood during performances, a thrilling and unforgettable experience for any theatre lover. Another cherished moment was when she rediscovered her love for theatre after a period of rejection, rekindling her passion with a new supportive family.

Community Engagement

Beyond theatre, Carolyn is deeply involved in her community through Women’s Life in Clarkston, Michigan. This organization empowers women and supports various causes, such as Sanctum House and House of Providence, helping those in need. Carolyn’s efforts in these initiatives have been both impactful and fulfilling.

Personal Growth and Fulfillment

Carolyn’s involvement in community service has enriched her perspective, opening her eyes to the struggles faced by others and reinforcing the importance of compassion and support.

Advice for Community Contributors

Carolyn encourages everyone to get involved in their communities. There are countless opportunities to make a difference, and the rewards of helping others are immeasurable. If you can’t find a suitable group, she suggests starting your own and putting yourself out there.

Carolyn Cutri embodies the values of dedication, community, and continuous improvement. Whether she’s organizing at Clarus, performing on stage, or supporting her community, Carolyn’s commitment and passion shine through, making her an inspiring and valued member of our team.

Clarion July 2024