Hello, fellow nomads!  I'm Carla, and this handsome devil with me in the photo above is my favorite bartender, Ryan (he also makes a really great bar back when I'm lead, which is always. LOL). And, it just so happens that he's my main squeeze, and the one person I couldn't imagine experiencing this life without! 

I was born and raised in the midwest - Southwest Michigan to be exact - and began my hospitality journey at the age of 16 as a waitress in a restaurant that was located in the middle of an apple orchard (it doesn't get more midwest than that! ;))  In college, I took a "step up" to work at a casino steakhouse, before ultimately moving to the hospitality capital of the world - Las Vegas, NV!  Working extensively in the nightlife mecca of the neon playground, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be the media assistant to none other than THEE Robin Leach (shameless namedrop...LOL)!  The years I spent working with Robin taught me to appreciate the finer things in life, specifically Champagne!

After graduating from UNLV, I made the move to Tampa Bay in 2011, and settled into our beautiful city of St. Pete shortly after. 

Outside of crafting cocktails and planning/hosting events, I love hanging out with our dogs, creating edible pieces of art through baking, traveling anywhere I can, interior design, cycling, Lagree fitness, and traveling!  Yes, I said traveling twice. ;)


Sipping Nomads was born of a dream that was inspired by a cute Piaggio Ape from Great Britain that kept popping up on my feed.  In fact, I didn't even realize the mobile bar scene existed in the US...boy was I wrong!  We have a strong, tight-knit mobile community here, and I'm happy to be part of it!  

Our team can't wait to serve you up some deliciously fresh, handcrafted beverages!

Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you!