Chyrisse is an advertising veteran and has taken her marketing talents around the world. She started her career in South Africa as a media planner and buyer, working for global shops Ogilvy & Mather and Bates Worldwide.
She has worked on the launch of Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, as VP Operations and Strategy at Donovan Communications in Edmonton, and the Alberta Retired Teacher's Association rebranding.
In her spare time, her passion is working with children and literacy. She has volunteered with the homeless, at daycare centers and has tutored new immigrants in English.