Marisa has worked at MERS Goodwill for the past ten years at the St. Charles Career Center. She started her career with MERS Goodwill as a job developer, and has moved up to her current role as the Director of the St. Charles Career Center. Marisa's past experience and educational background was in Criminal Justice. Marisa was employed working as a probation officer before moving back to the St. Louis area. Not exactly sure what a "job developer" did, Marisa applied for the job, interviewed, and was offered the job! Fast forward 10 years, the St. Charles Career Center now offers specialized programming for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and for those who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Marisa has grown the St. Charles office into one of the largest centers in the organization! Marisa stated, "I am able to lead a wonderful team every day that assists individuals with all abilities to gain and maintain employment. I enjoy collaborating with employers and being able to create positive working relationships."