Name: Carla Medlenka
Occupation: Marketing Manager at Houston Methodist St. John Hospital
Hometown: South Side of Chicago
Current home: League City Historic District
Family: Hubby (Galen) and I are empty nesters and loving it. One son (Justin), two daughters (Mackenzie and Anastasia) who all live close and visit often.
My favorite writer is: Right now I’m reading The Outsider by Stephen King. Arundhati Roy is a favorite. I like many genres and authors.
Someone I’d like to meet: President Obama
If I could switch places with someone for just one day, I’d choose: Meghan Markle
My favorite performers are: The Dave Matthews Band and Krishna Das (look him up, he actually performed on the Grammys)
I like to spend my leisure time: Reading by the pool, watching what goes on in my garden (I have pollinator gardens and bird feeders that fascinate me), cooking. I’m also very involved in the community, serving as Bay Area Turning Point board chairman and on the Bay Area Democratic Movement board.
If I could travel any place, I’d go to: Croatia is high on my bucket list – my great-grandparents’ birthplace. This fall I’m traveling to Switzerland and Italy, which includes a yoga sail trip along the Amalfi Coast
My favorite meal is: Chicago pizza (thin crust) and ice cold local beer
As a youngster, I wanted to grow up to be: A nurse – like many girls in the 60s and 70s!
You’ll never catch me: Complaining or being bored – I love the adventure of life
The thing that bugs me the most is: Toxic and angry people
My favorite movie is: The English Patient
Few people know: I’m a certified yoga instructor, though I prefer to be a student these days