Carissa was raised in the small farm town of Canterbury, Connecticut where her love for nature, wildlife, farm fresh foods and living off the land started.  She became a vegetarian as a child and opted to just eat more veggies, which led her to find veganism, and while studying fine art in Miami she found juicing and raw foods.
Carissa is a classically trained painter, a lifelong athlete, and a self-proclaimed mermaid.

Since starting the company in 2005, Carissa has consulted on projects ranging from community gardens, restaurant start-ups, state legislature, personal cheffing, and as an athlete and cancer survivor advisor.  She teaches cooking classes and hosts events on natural health, wellness, agriculture and entrepreneurship.  Her strength is in her commitment to her private health coaching clients that range from 10 year old's with food allergies, to A-list celebrities with health issue. Her passionate, practical and energetic approach empowers her clients to reach their health and dietary goals.