Clara has been passionate about sports and the outdoors ever since she took up TaeKwonDo at the tender age of 4. For the next 16 years she competed at Provincial, National, and PanAmerican levels, and coached, trained, and refereed. In addition she was an avid swimmer and downhill skier, with hardly a moment when she did not partake in some sport or activity. Nowadays her passions include road cycling, mountain biking, hiking and teaching at a beach bootcamp in her current residence of Santa Monica, California.

In the last ten years, Clara has worked in Learning and Development positions for large organizations including commercial real-estate, engineering, insurance, sporting goods and rail transportation. She is fluently bilingual in English and French and holds a degree in Adult and Continuing Education and Project Management. She is an accredited facilitator, HBDI practitioner, Emotional Intelligence facilitator and Level 2 performance coach.