Carla Jones is a co‐owner of the new Rose & Taylor Barber & Beauty Shop along with her husband William Jones. Carla was born in Chicago and came to Champaign to attend the University of Illinois, where she earned a B.S. in 1991. She completed cosmology school in 2004 and became licensed in 2005. She has attended Canaan Missionary Baptist Church since 1987 and is active on the praise team, the choir and has been a musician in the church. In 2008 the Joneses bought Rose & Taylor and moved and re‐modeled the business. The Joneses have built a website and facebook page for the barbershop and regularly hold community events such as barbeques and back‐to‐school celebrations. They have served as mentors for young adults in the area.

Carla was featured in Difference Makers 2010: An eBlack Champaign-Urbana Publication.