Carli was born in 1991 and currently resides in Casper Wyoming. She received her BFA from the University of Wyoming in 2013 and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Craft and Material Studies in 2016.

Upon completing her graduate degree, Carli furthered her career through a generous opportunity as an artist in residence at Quirk Hotel and Gallery, which garnered her a mention in The New York Times. Her work can be seen on the cover of the 2016 Metalsmith Magazine, Exhibition in Print, Shifting Sites. Carli's work has been shown in multiple solo and group exhibitions. Her recent shows include PaperMakers, a group show at LIGHT Art+Design in Chapel Hill North Carolina, a solo show at Quirk Hotel and Gallery, Black Moon (2016), Volume (2017) at LIGHT Art + Design, Volume (2016) at Quirk Gallery, and her solo show Unknowable Terrain (2016) at the Depot Gallery. She is a Professor of Metalsmithing and Sculpture at Casper College, in Casper Wyoming.