Carroll graduated from New York University in 1993, and began her career in
the arts in the Asian Arts Division at Sotheby’s, New York. In 1996, Carroll
was recruited from Sotheby’s by her former employer to help launch a new
Asian art gallery in Manhattan’s upper-east-side gallery district. There,
she was eventually promoted to Gallery Director. In 2001 Carroll joined the
French-owned, New York-based auction house of Phillips, de Pury and
Luxembourg as Assistant Director of Trusts & Estates. In 2003, Carroll was
recruited by her former Phillips department head to join his newly
established firm, Ronald Varney Fine Art Agents, Inc. as a fine art agent
representing trusts and estates in the disposition of property at auction.
Sales which Carroll participated in there included: Property from the
Estate of Katharine Hepburn (Sotheby’s, 2004), Property from the Roman
Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn (Christie’s, 2005), Property from the Estate of
Grace Vogel Aldworth (Sotheby’s, 2004), Property sold on behalf of the
Dowager Duchess of Bedford (Sotheby’s, 2003). In February 2006, Carroll
joined Neal Auction Company as Director of Business Development.