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, a Family Services Counselor 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.