Marissa MalsonSocial Media Sales and Marketing Manager
Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3011Biography:
Number of seasons with the Griffins (through 2013-14): 1
Favorite Griffins memory: Growing up and spending every New Years Eve at the Van Andel watching the Griffins.
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
States (and provinces or countries) youve lived in: Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina and Spain
College degree/year/school: I graduated from the University of Dayton in 2011 with B.A. degrees in Communication/Journalism and Spanish and a minor in International Business.
Sports idol(s) as a youth: Mia Hamm, Peyton Manning, Reggie Miller
Personal/professional hero(es): Bonnie Bernstein and Robin Roberts. I admire what they have done for women working in sports.
As a child, you dreamed of becoming: A sideline reporter for ESPN. I had a practice microphone and everything.
First job/your age: Soccer referee when I was 16.
Current dream job: This is it! Im working in sports in my hometown. Cant get more perfect than that.
Other sports teams you've worked for: Indianapolis Colts, University of Dayton Flyers Athletic Department
Most memorable on-the-job mistake/embarrassing moment: At the Colts, I was helping with an on-field promotion during a pre-season game against the Packers and Green Bay came out of the locker room early. I was so focused on the promotion I didnt realize they were on the field already and I ended up being surrounded by their defense and almost walked smack into Clay Matthews. I probably looked like a deer in the headlights.
Most exciting/unique thing youve done or place youve visited: I lived in Spain for two summers and traveled all over the country. One of the most memorable experiences was going to the Running of the Bulls.
Sports played growing up: Soccer
Favorite foods: Steak and garlic mashed potatoes. And Dominos PizzaIve got them on speed dial.
Favorite music artists: Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Jason Derulo
Favorite sports movie: The Big Green and Hoosiers
Favorite book or author: The Secret Life of Bees, The Help and The Other Boleyn Girl
Favorite subject in elementary school: Spanish
Favorite spectator sports: I love them all, but I could watch every NFL game all season and not get tired of it.
Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Hoosiers, Dayton Flyers
Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Slalom water-skiing, wine tasting, reading, traveling, watching sports, spending time with my family and friends.