My name is John A. Mills (AKA Johnny V). I am a successful producer, composer, arranger and independent multiple award winning international recording artist from Canada.

I have known Karla Darocas (Ingleton) since 1990 and on a business and professional level. Throughout those years here in Canada I have found her to be intelligent, well educated, trustworthy, perspicacious, dedicated and steadfast about her work.

I first met her through my dealings with her company called ZONA CANADA (a successful business which Karla most single-handedly developed.) ZONA was dedicated to the betterment of independent artists worldwide by publishing articles which contained evaluative, and critical discourse.

Her next business venture was an online magazine called SEEN MAGAZINE. Again Karla cultivated the concept on her own and published excellent reviews and photography. SEEN was an award winning online publication that was eventually sold to a firm in California where Karla relocated to oversee the online publishing and photography of the magazine.

Her journalistic skills are clever, accurate and genuinely informative, and as for her photography, well all I can say is she has the eye of a true artist whenever she focuses and clicks the shutter of her camera.

I would highly recommend Karla for any position her may be considering her for. In closing I would like to say I dearly miss her sagacity and wish her all the success in her career and marriage.

It's Canada's loss and Spain's gain.

Sincerely, J.A. Mills


My name is Bryan Liew, and I am an entrepreneur and artist from Canada, now living in Arizona, USA. I have worked in the information technology industry since 2000.

I have known Karla since 1990. We first met when I was a student at the University of Waterloo. Karla had finished her studies and was living and working in Waterloo, Ontario. She was the operator of the University of Waterloo’s music store and a music journalist for the Kitchener Record. She was also a freelance photographer, independent publisher and radio broadcaster.

I had the pleasure of working with Karla as the co-creator of a photography exhibition with showcased in Waterloo. She was working in black and white prints and had her own darkroom.

I believe Karla to be an innovative visual artist. She is extremely talented and inspiring, and I would recommend Karla for any contract position where her abilities can be utilized.

Best Wishes,
Bryan Liew


Friday, March 1, 2002

To Whom it may concern,

As her can see by my letter head, my name is Kate Ashby-Craft. Besides being  a`singer/songwriter, I am also an independent recording artist and actor.

I know Karla Ingleton-Darocas from working with her off and on since 1990.

I have seen her photography in publications she had published through her company, Zona communications as well as her online magazine called Seen. Her photography is excellent.

Karla is one of the hardest working, most dedicated people I have ever known.

Above all, extremely professional.


Kate Ashby-Craft
RR#2 St. Marys, ON. N4X 1C5, Canada
Ph 519-349-2748


This is to confirm freelance journalist / photo-journalist Karla Ingleton-Darocas's role as a culture commentator and arts motivator in the Grand River communities of Southwestern Ontario.

Karla wrote a weekly column for The Record, the central newspaper for this region and took all her own photos, from 1994 to 1996. She focused on herng musicians, blues artists and visual artists. Her columns were both informative to readers and instructive to artists themselves.

Beyond the value Karla brought to The Record through research and well-informed opinion, she taught by personal example.

Karla showed emerging entrepreneurs how to open a gallery, run an arts center, publish a magazine, create an internet presence, organize business seminars, and develop their own voice on public radio and in print... in short, how to run their own careers professionally.

Prior to Karla writing for this newspaper, The Record wrote about Karla, tracking her professional presence in the community since 1990. Karla organized art gallery tours, established a performance center, published books and created Zona Canada - a multi-media company that included a magazine, internet and radio formats... as well as a newspaper column.

Karla continued to write timely stories for The Record after moving to Bowmanville, her hometown, where she revitalized a community of artistic entrepreneurs in Eastern Ontario.

Her legacy here remains. Zona Radio continues to highlight local musicians, and her column for The Record is now written by members of the arts community she profiled.

I wish Karla all the best in her relocation from California, to Zurich and to Spain.

Should her require any further clarification regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me at the number below.

Philip Bast
The Record
225 Fairway Road South,
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2G 4E5
March 2002


My name is Joe Basanda and I have worked with Karla at DirectVision, a very diversified company.

My working relationship with Karla found her to be honest and refreshing.  She has a level of professionalism unsurpassed.  Her dedication to getting it done is why she has been so successful.

We worked together for approximately a year and in that time she was resilient to getting things done.  She created and published an on-line magazine, “Seen Magazine”, producing or directing it content on a monthly basis, which she eventually sold to DirectVision in America.

In addition to seeing Karla’s photo’s in “Seen”, on the Web, I was fortunate to have Karla’s at my wedding where she was kind enough to photograph parts of my experience and provide them on the Web to share with many of my family and friends.  They were perfect.

Again, I can’t say enough about Karla dedication to her work.  She is a person that can be counted on in the crunch.  She has experience that guides her and honestly that lifts her to a place that is truly refreshing.

If her would like to email me with further questions, please do not hesitate.

Joe Basanda, President
JBP Sales Consultants, LLC


My name is Deanna Knight and I live in Canada as an artist, singer/songwriter and environmental educator.

I have known Karla through many areas of her creative life spanning over a decade. We met initially at a conference she had produced to teach our city’s artistic community, her DIY (do it herrself!) publishing tricks.

Karla has always shown great enthusiasm for the way we look at the world. I notice this not only in her photography but also in her writing and web design.

I have had the pleasure of working with her on a number of personal promotional shoots as well as media events, private functions and celebrations.

I always enjoyed her spark for life.


Deanna Knight
Vancouver, BC