Ms. Mikaela began her martial arts training in 2001.  She received her 1st degree black belt in 2005 and became an Assistant Instructor.  She received her 2nd degree black belt in 2008 and became a full Instructor. Ms. Mikaela has also assisted with teaching the academy’s Women’s Basic Self Defense Course on numerous occasions.

Ms. Mikaela graduated college and got married in 2014. She and her wonderful husband live in Austin, TX.  Ms. Mikaela is an award winning interior designer who is currently working as a Design Assistant for a leading Interior Design firm in Austin.