Carla grew up in Standish and graduated in 1986 from Standish-Sterling Central. She moved to West Branch in 1991 where she lived and worked until she started her job at the Independent in March of this year.
She has 13 years experience in sales as a Realtor with C.A. Hanes Realty in West Branch. She said she missed meeting and working with people and her current position gives her that opportunity again.
"I get to see people who I haven't seen in years, along with meeting new ones," she said.
Carla said she has two beautiful teenage daughters who she is very proud of and who keeps her on her toes, running here and there. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, riding her Harley with them, and going to circle dirt track races in the summer in her spare time.
She also enjoys volunteering for Bikers 4 Kids of Arenac County, a 501(c)(3) organization that raises money for local kids.