Carissa is friendly, personable, and great with people. Her passion for listening, relating, and helping others makes her a great fit for Terminator’s Volunteer Coordinator. She has many skills developed from her training as an LPN and works hard every day as a loving mother to her three children. Whether it be wound dressing (Band-Aids), juggling multiple people, tasks or projects at once or changing a diaper with half a wipe, Carissa’s resourcefulness is one of her greatest strengths. Carissa is also an entrepreneur with a small business creating florals for weddings in the Calgary area. Carissa’s love for God, Family, and People keep her grounded and fulfilled from day-to-day.
Elissa holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Mount Royal University and has since carved a path to a marketing career. She uses her strong communication skills to work closely with stakeholders while developing Terminator’s strategic marketing initiatives. Marketing has given Elissa the opportunity to pursue what she loves– engaging with people, story telling and creating content. Elissa is responsible for social media management, design work, event planning and more. She is extremely passionate about helping the Terminator Foundation’s programs become more visible and accessible for Calgary’s youth and young adults who are struggling with addiction and mental health issues.