Marisa grew up on Vancouver Island, learning to ski at the age of two at Mount Washington, the local ski resort. At the age of eight she converted to the dark side and began to snowboard and at fourteen she moved to Whistler to join the Whistler Valley Snowboard Club and to compete in slopestyle snowboard competitions around BC.
Eventually the desire to compete snowboarding wore off and Marisa moved to Kingston, Ontario to complete her Bachelor of Commerce degree at Queen’s University. Moving back to Whistler in 2015, Marisa decided to pursue her CPA designation and has worked for local companies in Whistler ever since in various accounting roles. Marisa joined the Bella Coola team in March 2022 and is very excited to continue her career as the Controller for Bella Coola, working in an industry very passionate to her.
Outside of work Marisa enjoys waking up early on powder days and being first in line waiting for the lifts to open, splitboarding and snowmobiling around the beautiful mountains in the Sea to Sky in the winter, and mountain biking and dirt biking in the summer.