Karla was born and raised in Cranbrook, and, after a few years away to complete post-secondary education, she returned to the Kootenays to raise her own family.  She is a partner with Guidance Planning Strategies, an independent insurance and financial advisory firm co-founded by her father in 1994.  Karla is grateful for the opportunity to volunteer her time and expertise with the Foundation, knowing that the generosity and efforts of all involved will benefit her beloved community not only now, but also for many years to come. Karla joined the CFKR board in September 2018.