Alissa is originally from Illinois and has been a Kentucky resident for the past 5 years. Before joining CVCA, Alissa worked in the veterinary field since 2012. She started as a veterinary assistant in a primary care veterinary office and in a few years worked her way up to practice manager. Alissa holds a B.A. in History from DePaul University and a Masters in Energy and Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware. All her dogs are rescues and have the best nicknames, “Bella” a Lab mix a.k.a. “Buggles,” “Courtney” a Chow mix a.k.a. “Corn Dog” and “Tiny” a Beagle mix a.k.a. “the Biscuit.” Alissa volunteers with the local and regional craft and homebrew events and competitions. She is a Philadelphia Eagles fan who enjoys gardening, home improvement projects, beer crafting and spending time with her husband and stepdaughter.