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Marisa
Bio

What age did you start dancing?

I began dancing at the age of 5 after my best friend Jenna was enrolled at Miss Kathy's School of Dance in Dowagiac, Michigan. I didn't even own ballet shoes and wore white satin slippers to my first class.

What is your ideal vacation spot?

Lake Michigan in the summer. 

What is your favorite food?

Sushi and Frozen Yogurt 

What is one goal you want to accomplish in your lifetime?

Be my own boss. Women are beginning to take over the world and run businesses.

What is your favorite YouTube video?

"I Wanna Dance With Somebody"- Ben Rector 

What is your favorite place to shop? 

I like to purchase clothes that are a mixture of classic pieces mixed with fun, new styles. I am a huge fan of bargain shopping. It gives you a sense of accomplishment to find something for a steal. Pinterest always gives me great ideas.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 

Happily married and running my own business. 

What is your favorite smart phone App? 

I really like Instagram at the moment. I am just now getting into using it more. 

Who is your role model? 

First and foremost, my mother. She is a hard working woman that has shown me to be a stronger person. My grandparents are great role models for our entire family that are still madly in love and enjoy the simple things in life. My dance teachers growing up have instilled great values. Most recently, one of my supervisors from a former job. She showed me that women can have it all - family and success. This woman was always put together and prepared for each day. She exemplified the meaning of professional. 

What is your favorite thing about Thunder fans?

Thunder fans are near and far. I love seeing Thunder attire while traveling and seeing the excitement from those young and old.

Three words that describe yourself? 

Motivated, inspired and driven

What is your favorite community event that you have done with the Thunder?

An event for NBA Cares at the City Rescue Mission. So many children out there need to be reminded on a daily basis that there are people looking out for them and are willing to help them succeed. The Thunder is there to help our community and to be a part of that is something I will always cherish. I also like the book bus visits. Each time I am speechless by the children we are able to assist in choosing a favorite book. It is truly rewarding.

Favorite cartoon as a kid? 

The Care Bears 

What is a good book you have read lately?

I enjoy reading books that will teach me something new.

Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?

I have a Boxer named Madison. (She doesn't think she is a dog, I think she believe she is a real person :)) My parents have a rescue dog named Bear. 

What is your best personality trait? 

I am very personable. 

 

What is the last concert you have attended? 

I attended the Sugarland concert at the Zoo Amp that ended up being rained out. I had puddles of water in my boots and was soaked! 

Describe what you were feeling during Final Auditions night at Riverwind Casino. And from a scale of 1 - 10, what was your nerve level as the team was being announced. 

I was very nervous so probably a 10! I don't think being a veteran guarantees any spot on the team. Each year the pressure is felt even more than the last. My heart was racing and the nerves definitely kicked in during audition week. 

Favorite TV/movie character of all-time?

Marilyn Monroe. 

What is the best movie you have seen lately?

"The Campaign" was hilarious. The preview of Thunderstruck was neat to see a few familiar faces as well :) 

What is your favorite movie of all-time? 

My Best Friend's Wedding Julia Roberts and Dermit Mulroney are two of my favorites. 

You have a full day to yourself, what are doing?  

Sleeping in and having a good brunch, getting a mani/pedi, hopefully enjoying the weather by a pool or lake and relaxing. 

What is something a Thunder fan might not know about you? 

I am an only child. 

She says...
So many children out there need to be reminded on a daily basis that there are people looking out for them and are willing to help them succeed. The Thunder is there to help our community and to be a part of that is something I will always cherish.
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