Carrie M. Jadus was born in Tampa, Florida in 1976 and raised in the burgeoning city of Saint Petersburg. Encouraged by an ancestry of artists and a supportive family, Jadus acknowledged her aspiration at an early age. In her adolescence she attended Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) at Gibbs High School where she honed her skills and trained herself to work in a variety of mediums. She received several awards and recognition at prominent bay area museums while still in school. Inspired by adventure, Jadus journeyed to Europe after graduation and discovered a passionate fascination with Impressionism. However, upon her return she took an unexpected turn and studied Electrical Engineering, earning her Bachelor’s of Science from the University of South Florida. She continued working as an engineer for a number of years before the awareness that her career, although it provided a steady income and stability for her & her family, was not setting well with her heart. Unable to shake the uncertainty of her position, Jadus decided to abandon the life as an engineer to put all efforts into her true calling: fine arts.