Introducing One of NW Beauty Magazine’s Editors: Larissa LongDECEMBER 1, 2012 COMMENTS OFF
NW Beauty Magazine has a new editor and writer who has joined Editor-In- Chiefs Dawn Hunter and Jessica Hoffman. Her name is Larissa, or better known as Reese by family and friends. Larissa has been featured in many blogs worldwide for years sharing her opinions and expertise to everything from beauty to philanthropy. She enjoys being a part of the social scene.
She is a married mother of three, who’s youngest was diagnosed with severe autism at two and is now high functioning and doing extremely well. Through her struggles she found a passion in helping non-profits raise money. She is involved with many non-profit organizations including Autism Speaks, SeeYourImpact, Queen, It’s a New Day, American Heart Association and the Girl Scouts. She recently left the corporate world to start her own event planning company, Unzipped Experience, helping non-profits put on events at little or no cost to them. Larissa also maintains her own blog as well as blogging for Girl Power Hour.
She currently holds the title of Mrs. King County and will be competing for the title of Mrs. Washington America in February 2013 and hopes to continue her passion for helping others by using her title to promote causes near and dear to her heart. Through the pageant, she is hoping to use her titles to better her favorite charities and the world. One of her heroes is Helen Keller, whom Larissa aspires to be like. Larissa says that Keller is a “woman that people only saw for his disabilities for a long time! She overcame diversity and through her disabilities was able to change the way our country does things. She is amazing and is definitely my inspiration.”
You can find Larissa at on her blog http://mrspacificnorthwest.com or on Twitter @reesycup.