As Director of Human Resources, Marisa is charged with ensuring that the values of the organization thrive internally as well as they do externally. Marisa is an energetic and enthusiastic HR expert with over 17 years’ of experience in the field. She is passionate about education and staff development. Her expertise ranges the breadth of the HR field including recruitment, orientation, engagement, learning and development, employee relations, and benefits design. Prior to joining Education Northwest, Marisa was the Vice President of Human Resources at Dr. Martens AirWair USA and sat on nonprofit boards supporting early childhood education. Marisa holds a B.A. in business economics from Willamette University and a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification. Marisa loves the Northwest for its nature, creativity, and down-to-earth residents.
I am thrilled and inspired to work with this group of smart, fun and dedicated individuals who together create an amazing and diverse community.