Caraly was born in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Her career of working with children and adults with complex needs began in 1994. She worked in a group home with four adults with autism. This quickly set her on a lifelong path of supporting individuals in the field of autism. She worked in the school system as a special needs paraprofessional to assist young children on the autism spectrum. She continues to support students with a variety of diverse needs within the school system. She has taken many courses to support her education including behavioural management and behavioral modification.