Caraly was born in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Her career in the education field working with children and adults with complex needs began in 1984 when she worked in a group home with four adults with autism. This quickly set her on a lifelong path of working in the field of autism and worked in the school system as a special needs paraprofessional to assist young children on the autism spectrum. She has taken many courses to support her education including behavioural management in modification.
Caraly owned her own printing company and later returned to work in the school system as a paraprofessional and due to Covid-19 she decided to retire. She misses being around her kids.