Kayla Grayson is a woman who embodies strength, independence, and determination in everything she does. A devoted wife, mother of two young girls, and dedicated leader, Kayla has always been a woman who wears many hats and excels in all of them.
Chief Petty Officer Grayson has served in the Navy for the past seventeen years. Through that time, Kayla has been responsible for leading units with 130+ members and earned multiple recognitions for Sailor of the Quarter, and Sailor of the Year, in addition to multiple Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. In 2020, Kayla was selected by the Navy to be pinned as a Chief Petty Officer, which is a highly esteemed leadership role in the Navy. Kayla has been trained to lead during high-stress situations to maintain mission readiness and success.
Shortly after moving to Florida and transferring to the Navy Reserves, Kayla was in a car accident where she injured her back. Through her 14 years in the legal field, she has held every position from Legal Assistant, Case Manager, Paralegal, Senior Litigation Paralegal, Closing & Trust Specialist, Office Manager, Firm Administrator, and now Chief Operating Officer. Although her title is COO, her expertise is wide-ranged and she often has her hand in just about everything – from legal case reviews to hiring and HR, overseeing finances and marketing, and developing our leadership teams. Kayla’s vast set of skills have been instrumental in growing the firm to new heights.
But Kayla’s accomplishments don’t stop there. She is also a breast cancer survivor, and through her journey, she has become an inspiration to hundreds of others who are also fighting the disease. Selected as one of the American Cancer Society’s 2020 “Faces of Hope”, Kayla has been a powerful voice for cancer survivors and has served as a role model for those who are facing similar challenges.
Through it all, Kayla has remained a devoted wife and mother, always putting her family first. She’s a true testament to the fact that with hard work, determination, and the support of loved ones, anything is possible. A true leader in every sense of the word, Kayla is an inspiration to her team.
Achievements & Community Involvement
Driven by a profound desire to give back, particularly to the youth of Southwest Florida, Kayla is a founder of the Viles and Beckman Foundation. This foundation envisions a vibrant Southwest Florida community where every young individual’s potential is ardently nurtured and realized. It’s a world where no child faces the uncertainty of their next meal and where teachers are empowered to cultivate burgeoning minds. The foundation is committed to molding a future where every dream is given wings, and every child’s path shines brightly with promise and hope.