Carissa is a self professed nerd who was born and raised in Edmonton. As a child growing up in the 80s, she was fed a steady diet of board games and retro Nintendo games. She grew up playing these games in the wood paneled walls of her friends' basements and hopes to replicate that fun, cozy, nostalgic feeling at The Gamers' Lodge. You will see many of her favorite pop culture icons such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman, Spiderman and Darth Vader in the cafe. In addition to wanting to have a job that is literally about fun and games, Carissa wants The Gamers' Lodge to become the go-to place for community building over a common love of games!