Carol Perkins
Carol Perkins
Carol Perkins is an American business owner, fashion model and pet product designer who started her own company, Harry Barker, Inc. , in 1997. The success of Harry Barker (company sales doubled between 2006 and 2009) has garnered Perkins national media coverage from CNBC business shows and USA Today to Ladies' Home Journal and O magazines.
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Cream of the crop honoured at Sage - Spalding Today
Google News - over 5 years
Front row, from left: Steve Kerwood (for Elaine Ayres), Manzur Hasam, Nigel Burch (for Dun Cow), Karl Sergison, Joan Mitchell and Trisha Stafford; back: Matthew Curtis, Charlotte Turner, Carol Perkins, Tanya Lewis, Spalding Guardian editor Jeremy
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Three added to Hall of Fame - Steuben Courier
Google News - over 5 years
This year's inductees were Ashley Horan, Alisha Crandall, and Carol Perkins. Horan is a 2002 graduate of Arkport Central School and the Cosmetology program at the Wildwood Education Center. While attending the Cosmetology program, she worked as a
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Murky forecast: Schools try to estimate state fallout - Columbus Local News (registration)
Google News - over 5 years
Board President Carol Perkins said the overall concern of the state budget's impact on the district remains being able to sustain the programs and services promised to the community and preparing students. But the funding and accountability of charter
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Some parents are upset about raised walkway linking St. Bernard schools - NOLA.com
Google News - over 5 years
Mitch and Carol Perkins, parents of an incoming ninth-grader, would prefer if their child doesn't have to cross what Mitch Perkins dauntingly refers to as "the highway." His daughter is a special needs student who has a cognitive disability,
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Lunch losses mount for city schools - Columbus Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
"I don't think that's fair," board President Carol Perkins told Brown during the Thursday meeting. "We can't keep going down this road." Brown said yesterday that his department is "in the process of developing a strategy" to close the payment gap,
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Arts centre in need of help to secure long-term future - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Google News - over 5 years
Other committee members now include vice chairman Paul Render, treasurer Carol Perkins, secretary Jayne Trett and Pat Balaam. To find out more or to volunteer, write to Kings House, Kings Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2AP,
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Inside the Wolves' Lair - KMOX.com
Google News - over 5 years
... facilities in the world that can help with this extremely important research.†The Endangered Wolf Centerwas founded in 1971 by Dr. Perkins and his wife, Carol. Perkins headed the St. Louis Zoo from 1962 to 1970 when he became director emeritus
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Owners Take Precautions to Keep Horses Safe from Deadly Virus - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
These preventable measures are taken seriously by horse trainer Carol Perkins, who had another related concern. “Many horse owners have chosen not to give vaccinations to their horses ... and if they are stopping vaccinations they are putting their
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Groce questions residency bonuses paid to Columbus schools administrators - Columbus Dispatch
Google News - almost 6 years
But board President Carol Perkins said the program isn't a secret -- it's part of an agreement with administrators that has been in place since 1993. The school board -- including Groce -- most recently approved the pact in June, and Perkins said no
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Carol Perkins: Does city school board get enough budget info?: Yes - Columbus Dispatch
Google News - almost 6 years
The Columbus City Schools' budget process is open and transparent and has been for many years. Any allegation to the contrary is less than forthright and does a disservice to the Board of Education, Columbus City Schools and the
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Organizers want to retool MACFest - Arizona Republic
Google News - almost 6 years
Jewelry creator Carol Perkins was among many artists who complained during the season that traffic was disruptive. "This year it was pathetic" she said. "It seemed to be worse than last year." Perkins suggested after the meeting that the committee
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Harris will present proposed cuts to board on May 17 - Delaware News
Google News - almost 6 years
Board President Carol Perkins said the board needed to know they gave Harris clear direction. "You're starting at the premise that we are operating efficiently currently," Groce said to White. White said the exercise was a starting point for discussion
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Columbus school board members say they're kept in the dark on budget - Columbus Dispatch
Google News - almost 6 years
Asked if the board receives documents in order to prepare before approving the annual budget, President Carol Perkins said, "To my knowledge, no." But any board member who requests more information gets it, both Harris and Perkins said
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Man injured in Douglas house fire - Worcester Telegram
Google News - almost 6 years
Carol Perkins, center, who lives at 34 Arnold Road, listens as a Douglas firefighter talks to her; neighbors are comforting Ms Perkins whose son was taken to the hospital with burns. (T&G Staff/JIM COLLINS) By Steven H. Foskett Jr. TELEGRAM & GAZETTE
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Principal Resigns Under Allegations of Receiving Improper Benefits - NBC4i.com
Google News - almost 6 years
NBC4 contacted Columbus City School Board President Carol Perkins about the situation and how it reflects on the district. She said it would be inappropriate to comment at this time because the investigation is still open
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Unionville celebrates historic day in American history - KTVO
Google News - almost 6 years
We are proud of those who took care of one of our enemies and they risked their lives for us," said Carol Perkins. It even fired up the veterans on hand. They said they would be willing to head back to fight for Ole Glory, if the Commander-In-Chief
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Columbus schools official resigns amid system change - Columbus Dispatch
Google News - almost 6 years
Board President Carol Perkins said she's disappointed that Houpe's leaving but not concerned. "Here's the thing: People come and go all the time," Perkins said. "That's within any system and any organization. There has to be a transition
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Columbus teachers contract: smaller raises for job security - Columbus Local News (registration)
Google News - almost 6 years
Board President Carol Perkins said both sides did an outstanding job to control costs and protect the district's values. "It's a pleasure to continue to support the people we entrust our children to," Perkins said. "I hope this will help point us in
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THE GREEN ISSUE; LIVE
NYTimes - almost 9 years
CHARGE THYSELF: When Freeplay's windup radio came out in 1996, it set the standard for eco-tech purity. Originally meant to deliver information to isolated populations lacking electricity, the Freeplay was a shortwave radio that ran only on human power. Thirty seconds of winding time produced 40 minutes of listening time. And now it's starting to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carol Perkins
    FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 40
    It was May, 1997, and Perkins knew what her next career move would be.
    More Details Hide Details Perkins sold everything she owned and left New York City, opening the “Harry Barker” retail shop in Savannah, Georgia, that sold bedding, treats and toys for dogs and cats. After she met and married David Rawle, she moved her business to Charleston, South Carolina and focused on selling products through wholesale distribution and over the internet at HarryBarker.com From the start, Perkins used recycled products in the manufacture of her pet beds, toys, collars and leashes. Each bed is fluffed with a special material that is made from 30 recycled plastic bottles. Perkins’ designs have been acclaimed by consumers and media alike: Harry Barker products are regularly featured in magazines such as "In Style, Coastal Living, O, Real Simple," and "Martha Stewart Living." Because they are made with recycled products, Harry Barker frequently wins industry acclaim from sustainability groups and manufacturers’ groups such as TreeHugger.com and Pet Product News.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 33
    In 1990, she met performer Penn Jillette while he was preparing a “Penn & Teller” event for NBC-TV, and appeared in the special “Don’t Try This at Home.” She then was recruited to star in a fire eating segment of their first Broadway production, “The Refrigerator Tour.” The New York Times hailed it as an “incendiary performance," although it wasn’t without risk for someone whose career was based on her good looks.
    More Details Hide Details It wasn’t the fire-eating that ended her modeling career, however, but a near-fatal bout with brain cancer and Cushing’s Disease. In the mid 1990s, Perkins gained 70 pounds, developed a hump on her back and a round face. She went to scores of doctors over the course of nearly two years, to no avail. “I was disfigured and unemployable,” said Perkins who went from jet-setter to shut-in. She started walking dogs and sewing dog beds for friends. Visiting an acupuncturist in Chinatown, he told her she had Cushing’s Disease, a rare syndrome caused by a tumor on the pituitary gland. She had brain surgery to remove the tumor, during which she had a dream about starting a company for animals. As she recovered from the surgery and regained a normal hormone equilibrium, an editor friend featured one of Perkins’ hand-crafted dog beds in a woman’s magazine and Perkins was overwhelmed with orders from around the nation.
    Perkins had been a Ford Model in the 1980s who went on to star with Penn & Teller in their 1990-91 Broadway hit, “Penn & Teller’s Refrigerator Tour.” An ordeal with a brain tumor and Cushing’s Disease forced her to change direction.
    More Details Hide Details Perkins recovered and moved south to start her own pet products company, Harry Barker, named for her Shetland Sheepdog. Perkins is still represented by the Eileen Ford Modeling Agency, but spends most of her time running her multi-million pet products company in Charleston, South Carolina Perkins was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, where her father was a high school principal and her mother was a painter. She spent weeks on end at the winter home of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, tumbling and playing with the children of Emmett Kelly and flying Wallendas. Perkins moved to New York City when she was sixteen, having graduated from high school a year early. A statuesque brunette with blue eyes, Perkins was signed immediately by Eileen Ford of the Ford Modeling Agency. She appeared on the cover of the Victoria's Secret catalog, as well as in the pages of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and dozens of fashion magazines. Perkins lived in Paris and London for several years, traveling the world on modeling assignments.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Age 0
    Born in 1957.
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