After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta in 1994, Carla proceeded to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1998, also from the University of Alberta. In 1998, Carla began articling with Peterson Walker LLP and by 2003, she had obtained her Chartered Accountant designation. Carla was admitted to the Peterson Walker LLP partnership in 2009.

Outside of work Carla is actively involved with her kids extracurricular activities and loves spending time with her family.