After years in the retail industry, our mother-daughter team decided to share our passion for jewelry and gifts with the Murfreesboro community at Carla & Co. With our wide selection of gifts and jewelry featuring top brands like Trapp, mud pie, Katie Loxten, Chala handbags, Charlie Paige and more, we have a gift that’s fitting for every occasion. If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your next gift, we also provide monogramming and engraving services along with free gift wrapping. No matter what you come in for, we’ll make sure you feel right at home and leave with the perfect product.

Carla

Carla Lewis started her career in the retail industry at the young age of sixteen. She worked & managed the fine jewelry store, The Gold Rush, located in Murfreesboro, TN for 25 years. While working, she received a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising from Middle Tennessee State University.

Carla married her husband of 29 years, Rusty -who was also a local business owner- and together have two children: Ashley & Tanner. Carla & Rusty have held a large presence in the Murfreesboro community. You could always find them out having a good time together. 

Carla has faced many hardships in her life losing her sister, mother, father, and husband. 

In dealing with these difficult times, she uses the store as a place of comfort for people to find Christian & inspirational items that bring happiness. Carla enjoys being able to run & operate Carla & Co. with her daughter as they share the same passion for the industry & their community. When she’s not at the store, she is relaxing on Center Hill Lake or hanging out with her dog, Juicy!

Ashley

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Ashley Lewis developed a passion for the retail industry driving the mother-daughter team to create Carla & Co. in 2010. 

Ashley graduated from Siegel High School in 2011 & pursued a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from Middle Tennessee State University.

Ashley welcomed her daughter, Teagan, into the world September 2019 along side her fiancé, Dave Caruso.

Ashley faces life head on, overcoming many obstacles, as an inspiration to many in the community. She loves all things sparkle, Disney, & being with her family.

Cindy

Cindy is a graduate of MTSU with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications emphasizing Advertising & Marketing. She has been at Carla & Co. on and off since it opened in 2010 Cindy has 36+ years of customer service experience. She Co-owned Southern Belle Wedding Chapel for 17 years. Cindy enjoys talking to people and encouraging them in their walk with the Lord.

 

Cindy has been married to her husband Jeff for 29 years., and they have 2 beautiful children, Josh and Jacob. They are active in their community and members of New Vision Baptist Church.

Cindy is the designer that is in charge of styling our display windows and tables. Our customers look forward to seeing her smiling face.

Debbie

Debbie recently started helping her friend Carla at Carla & Co. She graduated from MTSU with a bachelors degree in Computer Science. Although she studied computers, her passion is fashion and accessories. She spent years as a programmer at various mid-south companies, and also spent time as a corporate trainer before becoming a full-time mom.

 

Debbie has enjoyed a loving marriage to her husband of 26 years, Bob. Debbie and Bob adopted their son Eric when he was 4-weeks old, and Eric recently celebrated his 16th birthday.

 

Being an avid online shopper, Debbie worked hard to update this site with the products you want to see. If you are ever in the store when she is there, be sure to say "Hi". You won't miss her, she is the short one of the bunch. 

Manon

Manon is the newest addition to Carla & Co. and has the true spirit of an entrepreneur. She is a senior at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, TN, where she is CEO of her virtual enterprise class and Key Club president. She is also Riverdale's Pledge Mistress and Sisterhood Chairman.

She is an active member of North Boulevard Church, and enjoys singing, babysitting, her youth group, and bible studies.

She comes from a large family where she has triplet sisters and twin brothers, but she is truly one of a kind!

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