Alyssa is an animal lover through and through. She grew up on a working dairy farm in the Catskills, which allowed her to have every pet under the sun. From cats and dogs, to snakes and chinchillas, goats and llamas, mini donkeys and an emu, and even a mini horse. She moved to Rochester in 2011 to be with her now husband, and loves her new home. She’s also an avid knitter and home cook, cat mom and wannabe plant mom despite her less than green thumb.