Marisa has her Bachelors degree in Psychology from SUNY Cortland and her Masters degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven.
After working for an HR consulting firm in the metropolitan NYC area she moved to Blacksburg,Virginia and started working for Rackspace as a Human Resources Generalist. She soon became focused on their corporate culture and engagement initiatives and transitioned into the Culture Maven position. During her time at Rackspace they became nationally recognized as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in the US.
After leaving Rackspace, Marisa joined Modea as their Talent Manager helping them focus on their people strategy. During her time at Modea they were recognized as the Small Agency of the Year, Best Culture.
Today Marisa lives in Richmond, Virginia and focuses on helping organizations improve profits by fostering motivated, engaged, passionate employees. She offers one on one leadership coaching, management training seminars, and teambuilding workshops. She can often be found giving keynote and motivational speeches and enjoys competing in humorist storytelling competitions.