Marisa Palestino

Marisa Palestino

Client Service Specialist

When you’re not working you’re…? 

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. When the weather is nice, you can find me on a trail hiking with my rescue dogs. I enjoy being surrounded by nature.

How do you do good in your community? 

I volunteer my time at local animal rescues and provide foster care for animals in need.

Where did you grow up? Where do you live now? 

I grew up in Westfield, New Jersey. In 2019, my husband and I bought our first home in Asheville, North Carolina, and this is where we currently live.

What’s a destination in the world that you aspire to visit? 

I aspire to visit Poland and Sweden because those are the countries that my mother’s ancestors came from. My father’s ancestors came from Italy. I visited the towns where they used to live in Italy and it was a wonderful experience, so I’d love to do the same in Poland and Sweden. I’d also love to see the northern lights!