Caryn and her husband, Tim, have been married for 27 years. They are proud to live in Parker, as Tim is the 5th generation of Tysons in Linn County.
Caryn and her four siblings are fifth generation Kansans. They were born and raised in Kansas. Her parents owned the Glasco Locker Plant where Caryn worked alongside her family and friends summers and weekends during her junior high and high school years.
Caryn was awarded several scholarships and decided to attend college at Saint Mary of the Plains in Dodge City, KS. After two years she transferred to Kansas State University where she simultaneously earned two Bachelor of Science degrees: one in Mathematics and the other in Computer Science. While pursuing her degrees Caryn worked at the KSU Meat Lab where she was exposed to world-class agricultural research.
After graduating she began working in the Information Technology industry and has continued working in this field for over 24 years.
Caryn's work included space shuttle support for NASA where she received multiple awards for achievement and teamwork.
Caryn has continued this pattern of achievement and has received recognition from past employers and customers. She has also continued expanding her education as she is Kansas Project Management Certified, PMI Project Management Certified, and completed a Master of Science in Engineering Management at Kansas University.
Another interest of Carynís is being in business with Tim. The Ranch was started over 20 years ago with a few cattle. Through the years they have worked to produce quality cattle and to steadily add to their herd. They now own and operate Tyson Ranch, which is an important part of their lives.
Caryn was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 and to the Kansas Senate in 2012 by large margins. She has worked diligently to serve the constituents of the districts.
Caryn has a diverse background and real world experience that are strong assets as a Kansas Senator.