Eve Carlin is the proud daughter of a decorated WW2 veteran and a celebrated cellist. Her parents fostered in her a love of the arts and a sense of duty and service. From an early age, Eve was drawn to the world of public service and campaigning by her cousin, former Congressman Tom Downey. As a young person, she helped pass out palm cards and knocked door-to-door. She was a girl scout, a cheerleader, and a varsity athlete. She attended college on a music scholarship at Hofstra University, where she spent a year studying abroad in Oxford, England. She went on to complete her Masters Degree in Public Administration from Marist College where she graduated first in her class. She later earned a Juris Doctor from the Maurice A. Dean School of Law again at Hofstra University.
Carlin and her late husband, Dave L’Heureux moved to South Carolina in 1999. After David’s death from complications from a brain tumor in 2004, she decided to stay in South Carolina and continue teaching. Eve has enjoyed a 30 year career in academia, teaching at institutions like Camden Military Academy- where she established chess and debate clubs- and Central Carolina Technical College where she taught paralegal courses. Her resume is extensive and also includes stints in business mediation and fine jewelry sales and marketing.
Eve currently lives in downtown Camden and teaches business and hospitality law at Johnson and Wales University. She is a published poet and a member of the Camden Poets Society. She enjoys reading and playing the clarinet. Eve serves on the board of directors for the Camden Junior Welfare League- where she is the community service representative. She is a Friend of the Kershaw County Library, and is very involved in the local community.