Marissa is originally from Indianapolis and has currently immersed in the world of craft cocktails and hospitality.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a master of arts in sociology from IUPUI. While pursuing her education, Marissa worked at a neighborhood bar and club before taking her first job in the craft cocktail world at Plat 99 in the Alexander Hotel. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Chicago and accepted a position at Bordel, a speakeasy style bar in Wicker Park.
Since accepting the position in July of 2015, Marissa has been promoted to the bar manager position and participated in various Bordel traveling “pop-ups” at cocktail weeks in Portland and San Antonio. She has also helped execute seminars and events as a volunteer for San Antonio Cocktail week.
- Chicago winner of Speed Rack Season 5 (2016)