Carlee was born in Grande Prairie, AB where she played most of her minor hockey. Toews went to OHA her last year of high school and then continued a scholarship to play Division I hockey at the University of New Hampshire, serving as captain her senior year. She graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. Carlee completed a Dietetic Internship and Masters in Nutrition, Research and Health Promotion at Simmons University further becoming a Registered Dietitan. During this time, she played for the Boston Pride in the National Women’s Hockey League in the 2019-20 season finishing with a 23-1 record and as regular season champions. This is Toews's first year as an Assistant Coach, however has 3 years of experience working as an on-ice instructor for Dynamic Edge Power Skating and Skills.