Born and raised in Ste. Genevieve, Kyla graduated high school and went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary English Education at Southeast Missouri State University. After teaching for four years, she decided it was necessary to change career paths in order to maximize her family time. Upon leaving the education field, she worked in a small body shop where she handled insurance claims, ordering parts, bookkeeping, and customer service. In March of 2020, she accepted a position as a legal assistant at The Law Office of Lance R. Drury.