Meet the Owner


Carla received her bachelor’s degree from Ball State with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. After dating David since she was 16, they were married shortly after she graduated from college.  Carla changed her career path and has been working for the same software company for over 35 years.

When Two Tulips came for sale by the initial owners, Carla almost purchased it then, but with her 3, then very young boys, Taylor, Tanner and Treyton, managing their lives, a career and Two Tulips was not in the cards. When Cheryl contacted Carla in December of 2014, while still leading a busy life, as a family they decided to not let the store go for a second time as it has always been Carla’s dream to own a store just like Two Tulips.

Fast forward to 2024. We have re-branded to "Two Tulips Boutique", the boys are now grown men with the addition of 2 daughter-in-laws Jess and Anna and our first granddaughter, Stevie Lin. The labor of love for the store has taken on a whole new meaning with much spoiling involved. Now having 4 amazing ladies as the daily faces and they are major factors in the huge growth and success the store has shown since coming out of the pandemic. Because of all of our amazing loyal customers and the unbelievable growth of our downtown, Two Tulips Boutique has grown every year, over doubling our annual sales since 2015!  

Carla is still working full time at her career but continues to stay involved in decision making and the direction of the shop. The store's focus and theme remain the same concentrating on baby, brides, piggy banks, stationary, fine gifts and continuing Carla's love for personalization. Carla is invested into and is always bringing in new lines to keep the store fresh with her own flare. 

Carla has had a vision for several year's and now with her partner Julia has started a new division, "Rush by Two Tulips", catering to and providing merchandise for Sororities. After only 9 months they are working with many different houses at several universities in Indiana and Illinois.

Carla and David love to meet new people and pleasing every customer is the true goal. Spending a Saturday at the store together, seeing and making new friends is their idea of a perfect day.