Clarissa is from La Canada, California. She and her husband, Brad, and their three children, Catherine, Clayton and Maddie, vacationed in Montana for many years and became Founder Members of Spanish Peaks Mountain Club when they purchased a lot in 2004. Their family loves spending time in Big Sky, entertaining family and friends and introducing them to all of the joys of Montana, including fishing, hiking, biking, skiing and Yellowstone National Park.
Clarissa is a retired corporate attorney. She most recently served as General Counsel of the NBCUniversal Filmed Entertainment Group, and prior to that, she spent eighteen years at Warner Bros. in various legal roles. Clarissa is active in number of local non-profit organizations in California, including the La Canada Presbyterian Church and Union Station Homeless Services. She serves on the boards of the Western Justice Center and Descanso Gardens, and also is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) representing a foster child in the LA Child Welfare System.
The Spanish Peaks Community Foundation strategically directs the generous contributions of our members to meet the needs and support the quality of life of those living and working in the Big Sky community.
April 1st deadline for May grant consideration. October 1st deadline for November grant consideration. Evaluations for previously awarded grants must be received before new grant proposals will be considered.