Carolyn Bryant is a certified public accountant licensed in California and Texas. A native of Southern California, she received her MBA at California State University Fullerton and passed the CPA exam in May 2000, earning the Elijah Watt Sells award for her score.

Currently, she lives in a small Texas town near Austin and runs a tax practice there. She belongs to several non-profit organizations, and supports the local elementary school through Reading Is Fundamental and with donations of books and school supplies.