As the Founder of Amiko, Marisa heads up a global community of over 100 “digital" travel advisors in an effort to promote industry innovation and impact. She is also an independent travel advisor of Protravel International, and the official travel advisor for the celebrity content group Follow Me Network (FMN). She also serves on the Millennials Coalition of the Job Creators Network (JCN).

Marisa is most well-known for her previous role as the Director of the ground-breaking NEXT Program. Drawing from her experience as a tour operator and her background in education, Marisa created the 6-week intensive travel agent training program for industry giants Protravel International & Tzell Travel Group and personally recruited, trained and mentored dozens of new advisors. 

Passionate about the career and entrepreneurship, Marisa advocates on behalf of the modern travel advisor through roundtables, panels, speaking engagements and consulting.