Carla Paton lives with her family on a 70-acre horse and alpaca ranch on the Eastern Colorado Plains – Bijou Alpacas. The current animal count at the ranch includes 55 alpacas, 1 sweet llama, 6 horses, 6 dogs, 7 cats, 30 chickens, 1 macaw, 1 parakeet, and 1 14-foot boa constrictor. Ms. Paton’s books, publications, conference presentations, and dissertation reflect environmental, eco-psychology concerns and frequently feature the land and its many creatures.
She also holds a Masters of Arts from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a Ph.D. ABD in the Depth Psychology program with an Emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies. In addition, she has a Masters of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver and is an Oracle database administrator with over 23 years of corporate experience. She works for a non-profit Healthcare organization and teaches Healthcare Technology at Arapahoe Community College and Regis University.