Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Alissa Parrish has lived in the St. Louis, Missouri area for the last 30+ years. Alissa is both an educator and a lifelong learner. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s degree in Counseling, a Specialist’s degree in Educational Technology, a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, and 30 hours continuing education in Expressive Arts and Integrative Therapies. Alissa’s interests in human development, interaction design, and creative expression have led her to the visual arts. Alissa draws, paints and uses mixed media to create fanciful characters and landscapes from her imagination.