Alissa was born in Los Angeles and raised on the Central Coast. She lived all over California before chance gave her and her husband Jesse the opportunity to raise their own children here and allow them to be surrounded by the extraordinary beauty the Central Coast offers.
In the 20 years she has called San Luis Obispo home, Alissa has been involved in the community as a volunteer, artist, and event coordinator / fundraiser for a variety of nonprofit organizations. ARTS Obispo, CASA, Meals That Connect and the SLO Film Festival are among the organizations she has been involved with and which have influenced her. She loves the energy and commitment of volunteers and loves being a part of meaningful and impactful efforts in the community.