Carmen Flescher was raised in Brookline, Massachusetts just a few blocks away from the Coolidge Corner movie theater that plays foreign and independent movies.. Carmen's mother, then president of the local Brussels, Belgium Movie Fan Club, exposed her to movies of the 40's and 50's, imbuing in her an early love for the cinematic arts. Throughout her years living in New England, Los Angeles, and New York City, Carmen immersed herself in the worlds of art, film, fashion, and theatre. In 1987, Carmen moved to Miami and fell in love with the city's just-burgeoning cultural scene. She has remained passionately committed to the community and arts in Miami and is a devoted volunteer for many of the local film festivals and other art events. Carmen has also been a steadfast supporter of non-profit organizations such as the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, and National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and worked in Community Relations at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation for 14 years. She is the director of Professional Patient Solutions, where she teaches clinical skills to medical students.