Kala grew up in the foothills outside of Boulder. She was always drawn to the water, so for many years she worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor. Her love of the water shaped her choices in both education and ultimately her career as part of the River Network team.
Kala earned her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies & Geography, specializing in water, at the University of Colorado. After graduating, she moved to Maui to be close to the ocean, and while she now lives back in Boulder, Hawaii still calls to her.
Throughout her career Kala has worked in recreation management, event planning, and tech sales, and is happy to be at River Network supporting her team and doing her part to help promote clean water for all.
She lives in Boulder with her husband and two kids. She spends her free time hiking, camping, stand up paddleboarding, and sharing her love of the outdoors with her kids.