Valisa has always been the
creative type throughout her
formative years growing up in
Kalamazoo, Michigan. Whether
she was designing sandals with
her sister using corrugated
cardboard, tagboard, staples, glue
and glitter at nine years old, or
hand-crafting a plastic unicorn
in 7th grade shop class, or
singing and dancing in her high
school musicals, it was inevitable
she would end up pursuing a career
in the arts.
Valisa earned her Bachelor of
Arts Degree in Advertising
from Michigan State University.
She continued her studies in
Atlanta, Georgia at Portfolio
Center with an emphasis in
Art Direction and Graphic Design.
Shortly after graduating, Valisa
moved to New York City where she
began her career as an Art Director.
While working in the advertising
industry for a number of years,
Valisa has managed to transition
into a second career as a Model,
Actress and Stunt Woman.
Valisa is a SAG-AFTRA member.
She is also a member of the
New York Film Society.