Larisa was born in New Jersey and moved to North Carolina in first grade. After high school, she moved around, including a two-year stint as a ski bum in Summit County where she fell in love with mountain ski towns and with the idea of designing public open spaces. Larisa enrolled in Arizona State University, graduating with a degree in Landscape Architecture. She now works as the development services manager for Pitkin County. Her hobbies include everything the valley has to offer — skiing, biking, kayaking, hiking, camping. She also enjoys volunteering at her kids’ schools, especially chaperoning field trips and cataloging and covering books at the library. Larisa comes to RFL eager to gain confidence as a leader and ultimately, help her employees grow to their full potential.