about Marisa:

Thanks for taking an interest in who I am and the journey I've been on! When asked about my background I tend to describe how my love of activity, of challenge, training and of sport was the vehicle for my own personal growth and healing. Now,I bring that passion forth in working with others as a coach and counselor. Regarding my athletic background, I raced bicycles professionally at both National and International levels, my later years were spent racing long distance triathlons. This brought me many top honors, podium steps, and a much coveted National title – all for which I am so grateful. 2013 marked the transition from full time athlete to full time counselor and coach. Through my racing career, I came to identify with and confront many of my own personal obstacles. Although I do still participate in some competitions, my real love and passion lies in helping others. I believe each and every one of has the right to live a happy, free, and vibrant life. To that I am committed. –Marisa

SPORTS AcCOLADES

10 years Professional Bicycle Racer

3 years Professional Triathlete

Over 30 career podium finishes

2010 US National Championship Title

USAT Worlds Team member

Course record holder for both road and mountain running events

Education:

Bachelor of Arts, University of Kansas,  Lawrence, Kansas 2000

Colorado Secondary Science Teaching License, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado 2003

Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling, Adams State University,  Alamosa, Colorado 2013

Registered Clinical Psychotherapist, State of Colorado,  LPC in Progress