A Los Angeles native, Risë started her career as a research assistant in Neurotology at Harbor General Hospital and UCLA. She screened patients with chronic disorders of the inner ear, specifically testing for acoustic neuroma.  

She then became a stay at home mom to her five children. While taking care of her family, Risë was also very involved in a handful of non profits in the Santa Clarita Valley, specifically the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita and the Child and Family Center of the Santa Clarita Valley.  For the past seven years, Rise has been the caretaker for her late husband who suffered from Alzheimer’s.  

She is very passionate about helping others find ways to manage their pain. After fracturing her vertebrae after a bad fall, she has since suffered from chronic back pain as well as osteoporosis. She is honored and very excited to be on the Board of Directors for Creative Healing for Youth in Pain. 

Risë’s creative healing: Meditating and mindfulness