Carla is a life long resident of Colorado, born in La Junta, Colorado. Carla graduated from Thornton High School as an honors student, then attended the University of Arizona and graduated from the University of Colorado where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and International Business.
Carla’s parents were the first in their families to graduate from college, so they understood the value of an education in getting ahead in life and impressed those values on to their children. Her parents were both educators. Her mother, Delia, enjoyed a long career as a teacher in both primary and secondary education. Her father, Charles, left teaching and enjoyed a long career in Personnel Management with the federal government. Her brother, Charles, has spent his career in Municipal Bond Finance, worked in the largest school district in Colorado and is currently CFO of a prominent non-profit in Denver. Her brother, Chris, having spent many years working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, California, transitioned to non-profit work and is currently an administrator of a non-profit organization in Boulder, Colorado.
While in high school and college, Carla traveled extensively in Mexico during the summer months to hone her Spanish language skills. Carla is fluent in speaking and writing in Spanish. She also spent one semester at the University in Sevilla, Spain, studying Spanish literature and language. She traveled throughout Europe during her summer abroad.