From easy listening to the gospel sound, from prayerful to contemporary, Ms. Baker sings a range of styles.
Produced by Tom Price, “Stand Up and Say Yes”, her latest CD, offers something for everyone. A special treat
awaits the listener; particularly with her rendition of “Ya Aliyyu’l-‘Ala (O Thou the Exalted, the Most Exalted.) Carla
is saucy, sassy and sincere when delivering her message through songs. Originally from Gulfport, MS, she’s lived in
Chicago, IL, New Orleans, LA, Hollywood, FL and now resides in Houston, TX. Her professions have allowed her to
play a positive role in the lives of many of her clients and audiences. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Education from Jackson State University and a Master of Science in Psychology. Ms. Baker has had a colorful array
of positions: teacher at St. John High School in Gulfport, MS, an Administrative Assistance at the Public Information
Office at the Bahá’í House of Worship in Wilmette, IL, a Contract Administrator for Shell Oil Co., Xerox Manager, an
Administrator/Counselor at Women & Teens Healthcare, a Case Manager with Houston Area Urban League and
presently, she helps families plan for the inevitable end-of life experience with preplanning funeral services as a
licensed Preplanning Specialist with Dignity Memorial. She has traveled nationally and internationally to share her
enthusiasm about the importance of serving others. With the challenges of most people staying in the work place
longer than they expected; her mantra is “Work is worship, when done in the spirit of service.” Ms. Baker believes
it, lives it, and has prospered both spiritually and professionally by adhering to this truth, as her way of life.
Ms. Baker has been serving the public with her performances, highlights include various fundraisers: Mona
Foundation Earmarked for Anika James Scholarship, Chilean Temple Southeast Harris County Fundraiser, Reach For
the Stars, Inc., the Miami Women Breast Cancer Foundation Representative, The Women’s Fund, Houston, TX. She
was the opening act for the renowned Jazz singer, Nancy Wilson, in Jackson, MS, for Mike Espy’s Fundraiser, she
was the entertainer for The Women’s Fund at Discovery Green in Houston, TX, with donations over $100k; Ms.
Baker was the Silent Auction Chairperson, as well for this event. In the business arena, Ms. Baker was on the
Miami Dade School Board Speakers Bureau where she was involved in HIV/AIDS presentations for students at local
universities and schools. She’s been a board member of several community organizations including, Miami Dade
Alliance of Career Education. She was awarded “Woman of the Year” by the Miami Dade Council for her work with
Further highlighted performances include the World Peace Dinner in Houston, TX, and Durham, NC; Around the
World in Weston, FL with Mayor Eric Hersh, the National Theater in Lagos, Nigeria, Victory party for Mayor Ernest
Morial in New Orleans, LA; a celebration breakfast with Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, Pete Fountain, Ronnie Cole
for Mayor Barthelemy in New Orleans, WNOL Channel 38 Employee Staff Party for Quincy Jones, Award Dinner for
Mayor Aaron Broussard of Kenner, LA, Emeritus Cy-Fair Senior Living and Mansions at Hastings Green Senior Living
in Houston. She performs frequently for a group called the Gathering at the Catholic’s churches in Houston, TX. You
can also find her entertaining for various holidays for The LIFT group with Dignity Memorial.
Carla feels privileged to have done a national radio commercial, television commercials, and she has appeared in
print articles in the Lagniappe, Wavelength, Times Picayune, New Orleans Magazine, Southern Comfort Magazine,
the Miami Herald, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG) Today newsletter.