Marissa grew up on a farm in northern Minnesota, this is where her passion and love for animals began. She moved to the Twin Cities was she was in high school and attended the University of Minnesota as an animal science major. She joined Banfield in 2014 and believes preventive medicine can help pets live happier and healthier lives. She has worked at the Highland Park location since it opened in 2016 and currently lives in Saint Paul with her 2 cats, Princess Leia and Darth Vader. When not at work, Marissa enjoys being outdoors and spending time her friends and family.