Merissa was born in Montreal, Quebec and moved to Tacoma in 2016 after a 12 year stay in the San Francisco Bay Area. Having lived in many different cities, Tacoma is certainly a place she is proud to call home. One of her first stops upon moving to Tacoma was the Rainbow Center to find community and start volunteering! The offer to join the Rainbow Center Board was an easy one as this is such an admirable and essential organization serving such an amazing community! For the last 14 years, Merissa has served as Vice President of Sales Operations for a financial company specializing in small business consultation and lending. When not working and volunteering you can find Merissa spending time with her family (including a teenage son), hiking with their German Pointer, cooking, entertaining, reading and traveling!