Your Coach

Moments before the destruction of her home planet, Carla's parents jettisoned her and her twin brother to earth. He was taken in by a kindly farmer in Kansas while she was embraced by a rather liberal clowder of feral cats in Houston, Texas.

While still a toddler, she bid farewell to her feline family and headed to Pace, Florida, a small hamlet just outside Pensacola. There she raised herself in a hollowed out tree trunk and taught herself to speak fluent Southern, ride out a hurricane like a pro and tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi by fizz alone.

As an adult, she fulfilled the dream of all feral cats and became a Spanish teacher and track coach. After nearly a decade in the classroom, she met a military cyborg who promptly married her and whisked her away to such exotic locations as Virginia and New Mexico. Now, a mother of twins herself, she and her husband have returned to the People's Holy Republic of Texas and reside not far from where her pod originally landed. 

Unlike her twin, Clark, Carla found her powers late in life. She was first introduced to them through a Hapkido based self defense class. From there she went on to train in MMA, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, street defense and is currently a student of Brazilian Jiujitsu and Sayoc. She has also assisted her coach Eddie Avelar (not altogether human himself) in the teaching of self defense. With him she continues the study of *street defense - or whatever he happens to throw at her. Literally. Sometimes he literally throws things at her.

Carla published more than 50 articles as both a color and ghost writer in her three years working for a local magazine. She is a professional fight scene editor who edits both independently and editing agencies. She is the Red Writer bloggess of RedWritersHood.com and, as far as you know, not working with cats in their evil plot to overtake the world.

*Street defense is defense you would need in a street fight. It also includes gun and knife defense. It's super fun.

Her loving children
Her family at Ground Dwellers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Spring, Tx
This is called a tear drop bag
for A LOT of reasons
Her dear friend and ranked fighter, Melissa,
who introduced her to Muay Thai
 
Her mild mannered daughter
With training partner, Jacqueline, aka
"The Flying Scots-woman"
Coach Eddie Avelar "belting" her.
With friend and all around tough mama,
Kathy, and Profesor and black belt,
Jackie, who runs through Carla like
a little dump truck!
With pal and super nice guy, Profesor Ricardo Liborio,
who has supported her writing and is 
part of the reason she decided to do 
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.