A native of Alliance, Marissa has been a dental assistant with Horizon West Dental since September of 2014. Marissa attended Black Hills State University in South Dakota on an athletic running scholarship with hopes of pursuing a career in either the business or the health profession. In seeing her Hygienist she knew the dental field was going to be the perfect fit. Marissa received her training at Colorado School of Dental Assisting in Fort Collins, Colorado, graduating with a certificate in Dental Assisting in 2010. Marissa loves spending time with her 5 year old son, Preston, who loves doing science experiments at home with mom, reading, and lots of it, building legos, and spending time with his cousins, Jadon and Aubrey. Aside from spending time with her son, Marissa enjoys outdoor activities such as snowboarding, biking, running, swimming, and values spending time with her family.