Born and raised in sunny Southern California, Alyssa grew up swimming at the beach, riding motorcycles in the desert, and loving all things animals! From raising cats and dogs to chinchillas and mice, she truly has no limit to what kinds of animals she is passionate about. After finishing high school, Alyssa went on to graduate from San Diego State University with a BA in Business Marketing in 2017. While she was on a surf trip to Mexico, she rescued her first dog whom she found on a beach, named Olas, who has been her whole world ever since. After graduating college, Alyssa moved to Bangkok, Thailand to teach at an international school and spent time exploring the beautiful countries of southeast Asia. She did not leave Thailand without rescuing a fearless kitten from the streets, Leo! Since planting more permanent roots down in Jackson in 2019, Alyssa has always had her dreams set on animal rescue and for her there is no greater passion. You can usually find her snowboarding the slopes, exploring the trails with her pup and husband Matt, or loving on your neighborhood cat.