Rissa started volunteering at Burleigh in spring of 2013. It was her love of goats that first attracted her to the farm; but it was falling in love with all the animals that has sealed the deal! She took over as tour guide in early 2014 and has led the majority of public and private tours on the grounds since. As part of her duties, Rissa helps coordinate all the public farm days and events, as well as acting as a liaison for private events at the farm. In addition to events and tours, she also assists in fund-raising, grant research, grooming, photography, promotions/PR and other chores around the farm. In life outside Burleigh, Rissa co-owns Balance Photography with her husband Nathaniel, which is a commercial studio that has operating in the Baltimore DC corridor for 15 years.