Alissa grew up in the chemical city but returned to her roots in Northwestern Michigan. Her love of working with children began years ago at a child development center while living in Arizona. After many years in the customer service and medical fields, she came full circle when she began working with the Brethren Middle School SEEDs Program in October of 2016. Alissa is a proud Marine Mom and enjoys spending time with her loved ones. In her spare time you may find her out walking the beach, rock collecting, wild crafting, creating art, studying aromatherapy, wrangling bees, attending renaissance festivals, creating costumes, dancing, and reading.