More About Karla…
With a deep desire to experience all life has to offer, Karla’s thirst for adventure started early. With her father’s persistence and encouragement, he taught her to read and write by the age of three.
Reading opened new worlds of imagination and possibilities for Karla, and when her nose wasn’t in a book she was outside climbing trees and scraping knees.
Karla graduated from high school at 16, anxious to tap in to academia. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a BA in English and communications.
Early in her collegiate studies, Karla discovered a passion for health and wellness. Although always active in sports in high school, she started taking fitness seriously by entering the competitive sport of bodybuilding.
Committed for nearly a decade, Karla became a two-time nationally qualified athlete and competed internationally at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, OH.
Amazed by what the human body is capable of, she became an AFAA certified personal trainer and fitness instructor in 2007. She completed the PN1 nutrition coach program through Precision Nutrition in the summer of 2019.
An outdoor enthusiast, Karla has completed the grueling Spartan Trifecta. In 2020, she plans on returning to the bodybuilding stage, as well as competing in the Highland Games.
Karla also earned a MA in English with a concentration in composition and rhetoric with a focus on multicultural literature
World travel fuels her fascination with other countries’ traditions and customs.
A photojournalist, she captures unique and delicate spaces where food, culture, and tribe intersect. Karla has also written numerous published articles on workplace wellness and the benefits of taking workouts outdoors.
Karla’s mission is to teach others how to balance modern-day demands with Mother Nature’s rules.
Compassionate, passionate, and personable, Karla is dedicated to guiding each and every person on their journey of becoming a healthy happy human!