Kaela was raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and lived there for 23 years before moving to California in 1976 (mostly to get away from the cold). She has since become a U.S. citizen.
Her bookkeeping career started in 1986 when she took bookkeeping classes through Adult Education in Petaluma, CA. She went on to take various accounting classes at Santa Rosa Junior College and started working full-time in Novato, CA. Then she started her own bookkeeping business in and around Sebastopol taking on small jobs. When she moved to Palo Alto in May 1999, she took on a part-time job at First Presbyterian Church where she has been ever since!
Kaela enjoys International Folk Dancing and teaches several times per year. She also enjoys the outdoors by bicycling and hiking. Her immediate family includes her husband, Paul, his two daughters and one grandchild. She has a twin sister, who lives in northern Idaho, and a brother in Quebec.