Carla began at At Your Service Travel Advisors in 1979, right out of college as the agency assistant bookkeeper. From these humble beginnings, Carla has emerged as the Director of Festivals for Coastline Travel Advisors, Inc. Carla entirely manages the annual Hawaii Invitational in Waikiki, which recently celebrated its 26th anniversary this past April. In 1997, the Hawaii Invitational was a struggling venture that that consisted of one local high school band going to Hawaii to “compete” with other bands.
Well, it’s pretty hard to compete when you’re the only band in town. Carla took over the reins of the Hawaii Invitational, using her incredible accounting mind, and has transformed this once dormant festival into the most exclusive, and by far the largest high school music festival in Hawaii.