Carl began working in his father’s drug store in 1951 as a child. His first job was washing dishes for the soda fountain and dusting shelves.
After high school he attended UAMS College of Pharmacy in Little Rock and graduated in 1964. Carl has received a number of awards during his career as a pharmacist, including Pharmacist of the Year in 2013 and the Bowl of Hygeia, a community service award to honor a pharmacist who has contributed to the progress of their community.
Carl is a lifelong resident of Fayetteville. He married his wife, Jan, in 1965 and had two children, Meredith and Mel. Carl also has four grandchildren, Hailey, Katelyn, Chris, and Jamie. He is a member of Rotary, First Night, United Way, and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association.