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Carla Martindell Felsted, American librarian, writer, editor. Certified secondary teacher, Texas; certified learning resources specialist, Texas. Grantee St. Edward's University, 1986-1989, 96.


Felsted, Carla Martindell was born on June 21, 1947 in Barksdale Field, Louisiana, United States. Daughter of David Aldenderfer Martindell and Dorthe (Hetland) Horton.


Bachelor in English, Southern Methodist University, 1968. Master of Arts in History, Southern Methodist University, 1974. Master of Library Science, Texas Woman's University, 1978.


Teacher, Bishop Lynch High School, Dallas, 1968-1972;teacher, Lake Highlands Junior High School, Richardson, Texas, 1973-1975;instructor, Richland College, Richardson, Texas, 1973-1976;library assistant, Southern Methodist U., Dallas, 1977-1978;librarian, Tracy-Locke Advertising, Dallas, 1978-1979;corporation librarian, American Airlines, Inc., Fort Worth, 1979-1984;research librarian, McKinsey & Company, Dallas, 1984-1985;reference librarian, St. Edward's U., Austin, Texas, since 1985;associate professor, St. Edward's U., Austin, Texas, since 1994. Partner Southwind Information Superior vena cava syndrome and Southwind Bed-Breakfast, Wimberley, Texas, 1985-1992. Board directors Women's S.W. Federal Credit Union, 1978-1981.


  • Certified secondary teacher, Texas. Certified learning resources specialist, Texas.


  • Other Work

    • Editor, compiler: Youth and Alcohol Abuse, 1986. Co-editor Mexican Meanderings, 1991-1999. Contributor Frommer's travel guides, 1991-1996.


Member advisory board School Library and Information Sciences, Texas Women's University, Denton, 1982-1984. Member curriculum committee Wimberley Indiana School District, 1986. Board directors Hays-Caldwell Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, San Marcos, Texas, 1986-1988, Institute Cultures for Wimberley Valley, 1989-1991, Texas Alliance Human Needs, 1992-1996.

Texas Team Survivor, Danskin Triathlon, 1995-2002, co-captain 1997-1999. Volunteer Breast Cancer Resource Center, 1998-2000, Sedona Cultural Park, 2003-2004, Sedona Public Library., 2003, Sedona Gt Decisions, since 2003. Democratic party precinct communications, 2004-2006.

Member American Library Association, Texas Library. Association (district program committee, membership committee 1986-1988, Texas-Mexico relations committee 1992-2002), REFORMA, Wimberley C. of Chamber (board directors 1987-1988).


  • Other Interests

    Health issues research and advocacy, regional and ethnic cooking, physical fitness, art history, travel.


Married Robert Earl Luna, August 24, 1968, (divorced 1972). Married Hugh Herbert Felsted, November 2, 1974.

David Aldenderfer Martindell Horton

Dorthe (Hetland) Horton

Robert Earl Luna

Hugh Herbert Felsted