Mikaela was born and raised in San Jose. She has loved dogs since an early age, starting with her first dog, a lab/husky mix named Shasta. When she is not working, she can be found hiking, driving in the mountains or surfing in Santa Cruz. Mikaela also loves video games, snow boarding, and has had the opportunity to travel to 10 different countries. She has currently has two dogs- Nugget, a 4 year old corgi and Averie, a 1 year old border collie mix.