What attracted you to the event management world?

I knew from a very early age that I wanted to be in the hospitality industry. Then as I went through college the path to event management found me!

How did you first become interested in this industry?

It all started with my dream to be a chef as a kid, once I got older that developed into wanting to work in restaurants and then that morphed into hospitality and in college, I got on track to plan events and it’s truly what I love!

What is your favorite part about your job?

Developing and maintaining clients and creating their ideal events for them.

What is the best part about the destination you work in?

Orlando truly has something for everyone and as they say, “We live where you vacation!”

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I definitely see myself progressing in my career with CSI and with a family of my own.

Where are you from?

I’m from Orlando, FL!

How do you like to spend your weekends?

Finding new restaurants and bars with my husband, snuggling with my dogs, and playing in a dart league.

Are there any causes you are passionate about? Any ways you give back to the community?

I love to give back to New Hope for Kids.

What do you think is Marissa’s favorite vacation spot? Is it Lisbon? What about Chicago? Or maybe even Sydney? Tune in to our Instagram posting @csidmc, and comment on what you think it is!

Did you guess Karin’s favorite food from last month’s posting? Karin is a dessertatrian and her absolute favorite thing is cake. She could eat Black Forest Cake for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if she had the choice!