Carol Gantz is a grandmother, mother, wife, and owner/product development/designer for Associated Talents, Inc, and her daughter’s company, Beth Gantz Designs, both of which are wholesale hand painted needlepoint nationally distributed companies. She was a caregiver to her blind brother for 20 years, until 2017. She attended Stephens College, and has a B.A. in History of Art from Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. She was a member of the Association of Junior Leagues in three cities including The Junior League of Charlotte, NC, and volunteered in eleemosynary projects for TNNA (The National Needle Arts Association). She served on, and was president, of the board of directors of TNNA. In 2009 she was presented The Excellence in Needlework Award for TNNA, the highest honor given for volunteerism, creativity, innovation, and leadership. She attends Dover Congregational United Church of Christ in Westlake, Ohio.