Cara graduated from Ryerson University with an honours degree in Commerce, then earned a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.
Before opening her practice in Muskoka, Cara worked for the Ministry of the Attorney General, Legal Aid Ontario, and as an associate lawyer at a number of private firms, including in M’Chigeeng First Nation. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, real estate, estates, and Indigenous legal issues. Since 2013, she has been managing an Indigenous legal clinic at area Friendship Centres with her colleagues at Falls Law. She also represents minors on behalf of The Office of the Children's Lawyer, Ontario.
Cara sits on the Board of Directors of Muskoka Futures, a Community Futures Development Corporation. She was honoured as Muskoka's Favourite Lawyer in the Bracebridge Examiner's 2014 and 2017 Reader's Choice Awards.