Producer. Marissa has managed numerous corporate and social events ranging from 10 to 5,000 guests and has planned and managed some of the nation’s most exclusive private and public culinary events. She is especially well known for her collaborations with the food and wine industry’s top talent. She produced the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival for four years, growing the Festival into one of the Northeast’s finest attractions—set on the backdrop of Newport’s historical mansions—and was a producer for The James Beard Foundation Awards and NYC Wine & Food Festival. Marissa is a graduate of Yale University with a B.A. in the History of Art and holds an Advanced Level Certificate from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET). She is an active member of The Yale Club of New York City’s Council Board and House Committee.
She recently checked off an item on her bucket list—wading in a cranberry bog.