Current city
Ottawa, ON
Favorite paddle
Malta Carbon - one piece
Favorite paddling spot
Shirley's Bay in Ottawa, ON
Karla fell in love with stand-up paddling on a trip to Mexico. A former classical dancer and former competitive rower, she has always had a love for movement and water sports - she rowed crew until she was 8 months pregnant with her first child. Fast-forward eight years, two kids, a fast-paced life as a serial entrepreneur with a very strong yoga practice, and she is finally back in her element.

Karla has had the incredible experience to take a course instructed by SUP power couple Harmony Dawn and Dan Gavere and is committed to taking her water time to the next level.

A mom herself, she believes SUP is a sport that fellow moms who finally have some time for themselves can pick up and excel at. Watch as Karla develops into a stronger SUP athlete while inspiring women to give stand up paddling a chance.