Carisa was born and raised in Massac County, and graduated from Massac Country High school in 1989. She resides in Metropolis with her husband Jack. She has two sons, Kaleb and Ryan, and one grandson, Kayden. She has four dogs, Skippy, Gunner, Odie and Tucker. Carisa enjoys spending time with her grandson, playing golf, and re-purposing old furniture.
Carisa was interested in going to college for an occupation in the veterinary field, however, went into the banking industry and worked in that field for over 23 years. She is now enjoying an occupation that involves things that are very important to her; quality customer service and education to pet owners.