Carla is a native of Florida and has been performing for most of her life. Music brought Carla to San Francisco in 2004 where she teamed up with Keith Kane (Vertical Horizon), Matthew Charles Heulitt (The Narada Michael Walden Band, Zigaboo Modeliste’s New Aahkesstra) and Salvador Santana. It was here Carla signed on as lead vocalist for the Salvador Santana Band. From 2004 until 2006 the band toured as the supporting act for Grammy award-winning Carlos Santana. During the European tour (2006), Carla joined as Carlos Santana’s female guest vocalist and continued to share the stage with Santana on several other occasions in California. Both the North American and European tours had her touring with The Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, as well as Robert Randolph and the Family Band.
In between tours, Carla recorded with Salvador Santana and Carlos Santana at Fantasy Studios with famed engineer Stephen Hart (Santana, Green Day, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bill Evans, Journey, Aerosmith, BB King, U2). Since returning to the Stuart area, Carla has been playing different venues across South Florida and has also been involved with several professional theater productions as well.