Marissa and I have crossed paths in arenas since the early 2000s but it is my time with the Portland Winterhawks where we have built a strong working relationship. Marissa is professional, personable and has proven herself to be a trusted member of team operations on game day and beyond. Marissa works from the bench and blends in with teams and other personnel. She has an uncanny business sense working with teams to utilize their imagery to increase brand exposure. Her media network expands the reach of any team beyond its geographical borders. Our team always looked forward to playing where Marissa was the assigned photographer as we could count on milestones being captured. I have visited many an arena in my day and viewed many photos but Marissa’s work stands out. Her work went beyond game day though. She took the initiative to create custom pieces of our players, milestones for our team, caught special moments and even captured our championship photos on the road. Her work is on display in our home arena and dressing room to motivate our players. I look forward to our continued work together.