Kayla grew up involved in the baton and drill team program at Slagle Studio. She danced at Barton County Community College until she injured a knee. Kayla is married to Zach McMahan and has 4 kids, Kelby, Kasen, Kwalynn, and Kolter. She owns and operates a hair salon "Hair Oasis" out of her home. Kayla teaches jazz and baton classes.