Kaela excels at creating open and empathetic communication with her clients, whether she’s working on financial statement audits, reviews, agreed-upon procedures or benefit plans. She develops excellent relationships with her client teams and enjoys being there for them whenever they have questions or concerns. Some of the organizations she’s worked with include The Boon Group, Kendra Scott Design and Austin Regional Clinic/Covenant Management Systems.
Before joining Holtzman Partners, Kaela started her career with an Austin firm performing statutory audits, financial audits and benefit plan audits. She earned her B.S. in accounting and her M.S. in accounting from Texas A&M University. Kaela has been a CPA since 2013 and is a member of the AICPA.
When she’s not working, Kaela loves to travel—especially overseas with her husband or to visit her parents in Calgary. As a member of the United Way of Greater Austin’s Young Leaders Society, Kaela enjoys giving back to the community by working with middle schoolers in a variety of programs across the Austin area.
Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now?
I grew up in Ft. Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. My dad’s job was transferred to Lake Jackson, Texas, so we followed along.
If you had to choose a different career, what would it be?
Chemical engineering, so much more math and less writing
What’s your favorite family tradition?
The afternoon of Christmas Day, we sit and play games together as a family—board games and cards. My favorite is cribbage.