Milissa is a college graduate with a bachelor degree in Economics and played D1 tennis before moving on to the professional circuit. Due to many orthopedic injuries, she had no choice but to retire and began her business career in banking shortly thereafter. She quickly realized the industry wasn’t for her and accepted an entry-level position at an Advertising Agency. She’s now a Vice President with an agency she’s been with for over 30-years. Her work has allowed her to film commercials within the US and abroad, including Rwanda, London and Banff, Canada, just to name a few incredible locations.
Milissa’s injuries from playing sports, particularly tennis, have been many – she’s had over 22 surgeries including 12 to her knees along with both shoulders, foot, wrists, etc. Her predominant injury is to her spine, which resulted in a 3-level spinal fusion in 2017.