Karissa is a textbook extrovert and a Texas native; growing up near Fort Worth until 2002, when her military family was relocated to Seattle. After 15 years in the Emerald City, the phrase "can't take the Texas out of the girl" proved true as she convinced her Pacific Northwest-native husband and their two young daughters to move to the beautiful city of Austin.
She's a wine enthusiast whose hobbies include woodworking, sewing and crafts, and entertaining. She has an administrative background - ranging from Office Manager at a family-owned alarm company, to a multinational bank. She works to put a smile on everyone's face, and is eager to surge forward with new ideas. Karissa strives to live by her motto "What is your goal and how can I help you achieve it?"