Rissa is originally from Victoria BC, and moved to Alberta in 2008 for college. Having a passion for horses from a very young age she decided to study Equine Science at Old's College, as well as spend a year in West Virginia at Meredith Manor International Equine College, where she received certifications in equine massage therapy, training, and teaching. Rissa worked as a professional horse trainer for 5 years in Edmonton, then in the summer of 2014 decided to continue her education and apply to NAIT in Edmonton to become a Registered Veterinary Technologist. After graduating last spring in 2017 Rissa decided to move to the Okanagan! In her spare time, she enjoys going hiking with her dogs CJ and Scout, camping, and snowboarding.