When Kyla Graham discovered the world of real estate investing, she learned she could help people into their own home while gaining financial freedom to spend more time doing what was most important to her with the people closest to her. So, Kyla decided to attend classes in Real Estate Investment training with Rich Dad, Poor Dad endorsed Elite Legacy training in 2019. She also participated in business training with the JT Foxx Foundation where she had the honor to meet the former judge on the TV show, The Apprentice, and real estate legend, George Ross!
MARINE BIOLOGY CAREER
Prior to venturing into real estate investing, Kyla was committed to gaining a deep understanding of marine wildlife, including marine mammals, sea turtles and sea birds, for over 20 years. Prior to her training in real estate investing, Kyla earned a BSc in Geography with a minor in Environmental Studies, University of Victoria and a Master of Research in Marine Mammal Science, University of St. Andrews. After completing her masters in 2008, Kyla's worked as a Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) and Passive Acoustic Monitor (PAM) in the offshore oil and gas industry from 2009-2017.
As an MMO and PAM operator Kyla's job was to collect visual and acoustic data on marine mammals and sea turtles during offshore industrial activities and provide information to industry clients regarding requirements to minimize the impacts of these industries on these species. Kyla has also participated as a research assistant collecting and analysing data for a variety of marine research projects in British Columbia, Canada and internationally including research on killer whales, gray whales and humpback whales in Canada, leatherback sea turtles in Costa Rica, gray whales and bottlenose dolphins in Baja, Mexico and bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales in Kenya and Tanzania, East Africa.
Through her MMO and PAM work Kyla had unique opportunity to observe marine wildlife in remote offshore locations around the world. These jobs have taken her on many adventures including to: the temperate rainforest waters in the Pacific Northwest of North America, industrialised waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Egyptian region of the Mediterranean Sea (during the 2011 Arab Spring protests!), up and down the coast of East Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean off Angola, in the windy North Sea, off the jungle lined Caribbean coast of Colombia, offshore way south of New Zealand, in the Bay of Bengal off Myanmar, on the indigo blue Indian Ocean off Western Australia and on the muddy, rainforest fed, Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Guyana, South America.
After nearly a decade of adventure around the globe, Kyla returned home to Victoria, British Columbia to work for Fisheries and Oceans Canada assisting on an acoustic whale tracking network to track whales, predominantly Endangered Southern Resident killer whales, along the BC coast. She assisted with installation and maintenance of shore-based underwater listening stations (hydrophones) and analysed archived acoustic data to detect and classify marine mammal vocalisations.
In 2019, Kyla shifted to working for the private industry as a consultant marine biologist with Golder Associates Ltd. in Victoria. In addition to BC based work with Golder, Kyla's work takes her to Nunavut, in the Arctic, where she participates in aerial and ship-based surveys for narwhal and other marine mammals around Baffin Island. Today, Kyla works for Golder and is using her real estate investing skills towards her goal of personal financial freedom, helping other investors work toward their investment goals and clients purchase their own homes through her chosen investment method Rent-To-Own.