Coming from a family lineage of unconventional thinkers may have been Käla's first and greatest inspiration.
Her great-grandparents were Vaudeville musicians, performing as a couple. He came from Sicily and played the accordion while she sang opera. They travelled America with their only child, Käla's grandmother. As a small girl, her grandmother's dream was to become a dancer, a line dancer on stage, but in her early twenties her talent agent booked her on tour with a traveling magician, Mandrake the Magician.
Also making his debut in Vaudeville, Käla's grandfather Mandrake the Magician studied the traveling magic acts as a child, and at 11 years old made the decision that this was the life path he was meant to take.
Leon and Velvet fell in love immediately. They were married and each one of their four children were born on the road. The family travelled together from town to town, and for over forty years the couple devoted their lives to performing and inventing new magic acts throughout the decades.