The founder of Carousel Project is Kaylene Scholl Henderson. A
native of Lancaster County Pennsylvania, Kaylene had been a therapeutic
foster parent for over 20 years as a single parent. In 2006- 2007 Kaylene
operated a therapeutic respit home for children diagnosed with Early
Childhood Trauma (RAD). In addition to her many foster and respite
children, Kaylene has two adopted daughters and numerous grandchildren.
Kaylene married her husband Chris Henderson from Ellijay Georgia in
2007. Chris & Kaylene had make their home in the Appalachia Mountain
Foothills of North Georgia.
When Kaylene is not working on one of her books or major projects to
enhance services for families or trainings for national conferences, you will
find her working in her gardens.
In addition to 30 years experience in the Human Service and Mental
Health Fields, Kaylene attended Rosedale Bible Institute in 1983 and
again in 1992 focusing in Child Development, Counseling and
Psychology. Kaylene graduated Cum Laude from Kaplan University with
a Bachelors in Human Service with the emphasis in Child and Family as
well as Administration. In 2015, Kaylene graduated from Liberty University
with a Masters in Human Services with an emphasis on crisis, trauma and
disaster counseling. Kaylene is Board Certified through the American
Association of Christian Counselors as a Christian Life Coach.
She continues to seek out avenues to be educated in human service
venues. She has had extensive experience
surrounding early childhood trauma disorders as well as non-
profit consultation and administrative training to those with a vision for para-
Kaylene is a Life Coach, conference presenter, program consultant
Kaylene serves her community with involvment in CERT, (community
emergency response team) and is certified as a psychological first aid responder.