Mikayla was born and raised in Tampa, FL. Growing up, she could not have pets, but this did not stop her love for animals. She would often bring home injured or abandoned wildlife to care for a release, and she was always begging her mom to let her have a dog. Mikayla began college with a degree in nursing but quickly switched to Zoology. After several zoo internships, she moved to Michigan. There she worked as an Adoption Coordinator at an animal shelter, helping to train and place dogs with behavioral issues.
Mikayla is an avid writer and is working on a series of novels set for publication. She considers herself a self-proclaimed nerd with an obsessive love for all things Harry Potter, Marvel, and Zelda. On her time off, you can find her watching movies with her husband and two dogs, Sokka and Lily.