Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Carl received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering at Case Institute of Technology, now known as Case Western Reserve University.
As a freshly minted engineer working at The Falk Corporation in Milwaukee, he decided to expand his engineering skills by attending night school at Marquette University, ultimately completing his Masters Degree in engineering. At the suggestion of his advisor at Marquette, Carl left his job at The Falk Corporation in order to pursue a PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Northwestern University. Carl’s work at Northwestern University was supported by a Royal E. Cabell fellowship. Upon completing his degree, and at the recommendation of the department chairman, Carl applied for post doctorate fellowships at the Technische Universiteit Delft and the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, both located in The Netherlands. Hoping for the opportunity to study abroad for one year, Carl was pleasantly surprised when both fellowships were granted.
After communicating with the institutions, Carl was granted permission to spend two years in The Netherlands, one year at each institution. Returning to the United States, Carl taught for one year as an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati before returning to the corporate world. Carl’s work experience included positions at Ebasco Services Incorporated in New York City; Gould Ocean Systems Division in Cleveland, Ohio; and Gilford Instruments, later known as Chiron Diagnostics, in Oberlin, Ohio. Carl is now retired and lives in Naples, Florida with his wife of 33 years, Carol Harrison.
Lawrence was born in Arkansas, moved to Illinois as a young child, and spent his adolescent years in Louisiana. He attended Michigan State University and Louisiana State University for his undergraduate studies. Lawrence attended Louisiana State University Medical School and did his residency in Birmingham Alabama.
He practiced Internal Medicine in Zachary Louisiana and Emergency Medicine in Baton Rouge Louisiana. In Baton Rouge Louisiana he was involved in software development and marketing, operating an emergency medicine group, and medical director for EMS.
Lawrence moved to Naples Florida where he continued to practice emergency medicine and raised his two daughters. During this time he became an avid cyclist and participated in many triathlons. Later in life he joined the US Army and had the opportunity to deploy to Iraq. Lawrence was able to have mountain bikes shipped to Iraq where he took soldiers on bicycle rides through military check points while carrying required weapons. He was subsequently stationed in Fort Campbell Kentucky and ran Emergency Services for six years at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.
Lawrence returned to Naples Florida where he still practices Emergency Medicine and continues to enjoy cycling, swimming in the gulf, and kayaking.