Karla’s first encounter with youth camp was in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado as a guide for LLYC’s outbound backpacking trip in 2008. Coincidentally, when she went back to Ute Trail to help train a new guide team in 2013, she guided the LLYC summer staff again. This repeated connection eventually lead to her position as Laity Lodge Youth Camp Director.

Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Karla attended the University of Georgia in Athens. Upon receiving a degree in Mathematics and Math Education, she moved to Denver, Colorado, to be a high school math teacher. Her passion for youth, the outdoors, and camping ministry makes her feel right at home with the LLYC team.

In her spare time, you will find Karla exploring the Texas Hill Country, sneaking away to the mountains of Colorado to go snowboarding and hiking, or working on projects for her fixer-upper house in San Antonio. Karla feels privileged to be a part of a foundation so passionate about transforming lives and creating disciples for Jesus Christ.