Life’s Playlist…. Every Rose Has It’s Thorn by Poison

Today is my former assistant’s birthday.  Carla Davis is a funny, dedicated, rambunctious, free-spirit.

When I went to Downtown at the Gardens, Carla was already there, she was about 14 months pregnant with her 3rd son and she never let it slow her down.

Carla wasn’t originally my assistant and when she left for maternity leave there really wasn’t a job for her to return to, but the management team knew we needed her, she was an integral part of our success and we asked her to return at her availability.

Carla returned and found places to fit in.  Not only did she fit in, she excelled and much of the successes we had at Downtown are due to her efforts and vision.

About a year before I left Downtown, she became my assistant, the best assistant I ever had.  We didn’t always see eye to eye and it wasn’t always easy, but I never doubted her commitment or dedication to the property.

When I left, Carla took up the mantle and did an awesome job under difficult circumstances when the new ownership didn’t have the same vision for the property that we had proven to be successful.

Carla’s time as marketing director was difficult and I was happy for her when she got a job elsewhere and turned in her resignation.

One of the things that surprised me most about Carla, when I met her, was her passion for Bret Michaels and I do mean PASSION.  So, today is Carla’s birthday and I thought the best way to send her happy wishes on her special day was with a song….. today’s life’s playlist is for Carla, Happy Birthday my friend!

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