A native of Chincoteague, Virginia, Karla earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech. Over the last 25 years, she has owned and managed several small businesses on the Eastern Shore. She is currently licensed and board certified as a hearing aid specialist in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. It is her goal to give back to her community by raising hearing health awareness and assisting those who are eligible, with finding devices that will provide them with better hearing. Karla is also fluent in ASL (American Sign Language) for the past 30 years and has translated for the deaf and hearing impaired for many years.