For 18 years Marissa has enriched lives in a simple, yet profound way—through interacting with snakes and other reptilian creatures. In 2009, she graduated from Malone University with a B. A. in biology. She has had the privilege of giving exhilarating hands-on reptile presentations at corporate events, schools, parties, churches, libraries, nursery schools and even nursing homes.
Marissa was awarded as one of Stark County's Most Interesting People. She was also featured in the Akron Life Magazine, on News Talk 1480-WHBC, and performed at the Palace Theater, Entreprenuers' Organization Cleveland, the ALIVE Festival, and WizardWorld Comic Con. She was also flown to L.A. for the Discovery Channel's show "Snaketacular" who dubbed her one of the world's leading snake experts. She hopes people who see her show will be filled with wonder--and that it will help them live the rest of their lives with a sense of awe and curiosity.