Carla is the owner of Chattanooga Presents, a company specializing in producing quality, original events with a staff that brings an abundance of knowledge and vision to every project. Prior to her opening the company in 2010, Carla was executive director of the Chattanooga Downtown Partnership, providing artistic direction for many public celebrations that have become signature events for the community. In fact, thousands have been "feasting" upon the fruits of her labor since her very first summer job making funnel cakes.
She loves coming up with creative, big-picture ideas, and isn't hindered by obstacles that may deter others less resourceful. Her love of good music has brought countless entertainers to Nightfall and other venues for over 25 years. Event planning can be stressful, but Carla's reputation for maintaining a calm and relaxed demeanor under pressure is, arguably, her most rare gift.