In addition to being an attorney, Karla writes. Her first published book titled “Riley's Mission” is a children's book about the tooth fairy kingdom and teaches kids why and how to brush their teeth. Karla is also an avid hiker. She attempted a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in the spring of 2016 but suffered a severe injury, causing her to stop. Being resilient, Karla recovered and now hikes her beloved Great Smoky Mountains and pursues challenges such as the 100 waterfall challenge.