Cara has taught acting at VFS for five years. She trained at the Ryerson Theatre School acting program, the University of Victoria Theatre program, the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and YOY Drama outreach program for Playback Theatre. She has taught drama and acting for Peterborough Children's Theatre, Victoria Board of Education: Antiracism Workshop, Cook's Down Under: Theatre for Disadvantaged Youth, and Actor's Studio - Victoria.
Some of her recent credits include roles in Bill Marchant's Everyone, and playing the lead in the comedy Constant Wife with United Players in Vancouver. She also directed Harold Pinter's Ashes to Ashes, and performed in David Mamet's Oleanna.