Marisa is a grounded optimist who believes firmly in the Golden Rule. She has a professional background as a School Counselor and has worked at every level: elementary, middle, and high. Throughout her many years of working with children, Marisa always strived to educate all stakeholders in the importance of being proactive when addressing the mental health needs of our youth. She was particularly drawn to the Ellie core values of authenticity, humor, and determination because these are all traits that have supported her personal and professional growth. Her fun-loving and genuine personality allows her to connect very easily with others in any setting. When Marisa is not at work, you can likely find her baking some type of French dessert, working out on her Pilates reformer, dancing, traveling, or making her own natural household and beauty products. Her days would not be complete without a morning meditation, lots of laughter, and constant snuggles from her attention seeking Bengal cat.