About the Author
Carla (Sain) Ladd was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. She is a member of the Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church Deaconess Board and a former State Board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Carla is the founder of the DenverBlackPages.com (DBP) and the Mountain Region Black Economic Summit (MRBES.COM). Through her work with the DBP and the MRBES, Carla has received numerous awards for community service and business including the Urban Spectrum's African Americans Who Make a Difference (2003), the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce's Clara Brown Award (2006), the Colorado Black Women for Political Action's Community Service Award (2007), the Gospel Music Workshop of America Business Award (2008), and the National Council of Negro Women's Business Award (2008).