Marise Phillips is an ethnographic researcher and videographer, a gardener, and story collector. She is trying hard not to collect too many cats, because that gets in the way of travel.


Her professional background spans 25 years in corporate communications and experience design. She earned her bachelor’s degree in dramatic art with an emphasis in comparative literature.


From 2018-2019, Marise served on the board of Bay Area Generations, a nonprofit whose mission is bringing together writers of different generations in a spirit of adventure through a submission-based reading series.
In her spare time, she enjoys writing and performing her work. A standout accomplishment was organizing and emceeing the Oakland Sustainability Jam in 2013.


Marise’s life’s purpose is to encourage and nurture co-creation and connection among family, friends, colleagues, and her local community.


To learn more about booking or working with Marise, please contact her using this form.