About Carissa Thomas


Carissa Thomas portrait

Carissa Thomas


Carissa loves to travel—whether its paragliding through the Swiss Alps, snorkeling with turtles in Hawaii, or ziplining through the Malaysian jungle, she is always up for an adventure and trying new things. As much as adventuring and get-up-and-going, she loves a good spa day or relaxing at the beach. Carissa also enjoys trying new foods of different cultures, some of her favorite foods being home-made Malaysian rendang, Swiss raclette, and sushi. But her favorite part of travelling to new places is experiencing vastly differing cultures and getting to know the locals.

When she’s not travelling, Carissa practices yoga, CrossFit, meditation, and loves to hike around Truckee and Tahoe. In the summer you can find her paddleboarding, and in the winter snowboarding. She received her degree in Psychology and a minor in Math from the University of Nevada, Reno in May of 2022, and has enjoyed working with MacLean Adventures ever since.