Carmella was born and raised in Phoenix and has also lived in California. She attended Apollo High School where she played water polo and was on the swim team. She also attended Phoenix College and Scottsdale Community College. Carmella's family consists of her brother, her sister and her husband, Paul.

Carmella enjoys reading, drawing, surfing and paddle boarding. Family is very important to her. Carmella works at Hubbard because she loves helping people to overcome fears and accomplish lifelong skills.

Carmella was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2015