Christina Carr ’99 – Owner of Carr Eats
Christina Carr graduated from Thornton Academy in 1999. She went on to Syracuse University and graduated from Susquehanna in 2003. Upon graduating, Christina and her boyfriend, Roger St. Ours ’99, moved to New Jersey for several years. At that time, Christina worked for the Army as a civilian in the outdoor recreation program.
Later on, a job opportunity took the couple to Arizona for a year. In 2009, they relocated to Maine and bought their first house in Camp Ellis. Once in Maine, Christina worked at Spurwink in the Human Resources Department and later became a pharmaceutical representative.
In 2015, she started going to CrossFit Rising Tide in Saco. “I was in rough shape. I’ve always been physically active but Roger and I had just finished renovating our house. I did nothing to take care of myself during this time. I wasn’t eating that great, I wasn’t sleeping and I was always thinking about work.”
After joining CrossFit, Christina began experimenting with different food groups to help with daily slumping energy levels. After much research about proteins, carbs and fats, along with personal experimentation, she began to feel better and more energetic. She began offering her homemade meals to her CrossFit family and things took off! There was such a demand for her cooking that in 2016 she went into business for herself and CarrEats was born.
CarrEats is a meal prep company that specializes in real, unprocessed foods. Christina cooks out of the Fork Food Lab in Portland and delivers her meals to CrossFit gyms throughout Southern Maine. “Self-employment is terrifying but equally rewarding. There isn’t a safety-net, just ideas and hustle! I love what I do and my clients inspire me daily.”
To learn more about CarrEats and how you can order some of Christina’s delicious and healthy meals visit carreats.com