Throughout Marissa's career as a top PR consultant for Fortune 500 companies, there was another passion driving her in her free time: fashion and textiles. A "maker" before the term was trending, Marissa began making her own clothes in high school and took Halloween costumes to an otherworldly level. When she and Erin were students studying abroad in Europe, she insisted on visiting the most opulent fabric stores, despite costs completely out of reach on their $30/day budgets. She even studied at FIT in New York to further her knowledge of fashion and design.
After relocating with her husband to San Jose, Marissa took a break from corporate PR and focused her energy on her nearest and dearest project: her kids Felix and Sofia. This role has opened her eyes to the challenges of maintaining a stylish home in the throes of toddlerhood, and she's constantly searching for ways to create a beautiful space that makes sense for a rich family life.
Now Marissa is a founding member of Floorplan, leading the charge to bring Floorplan's message to the public: great handmade rugs don't have to be out of reach for the modern family's home.