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Marissa Bjerkness

Administrative Client Associate

Marissa Bjerkness

Registered Client Relationship Associate

Marissa has been an Administrative Client Associate with the Parr McKnight Wealth Management Group since March 2020. It has been a great discovery for her. The team fosters a happy environment and she feels her co-workers are like a family. She is the team’s point of contact for clients and strives to deliver excellent client service. Marissa brings a positive, can-do attitude that drives our clients superior experience. She believes helping clients is never a burden, it is a purpose. Marissa takes great pride in helping clients receive the personal service they deserve. She feels very fortunate to work with a team who truly loves what they do.

During college, Marissa was studying Marketing until she had the opportunity to work in a marketing department for a hospitality company in Brainerd, MN. She loved all the creativity and knowledge that she took with her. Marissa got into the finance world when she worked as a Client Service Associate in the document compliance department for Ascensus in Brainerd, MN. Prior to joining the amazing team at Parr McKnight, Marissa was a Practice Coordinator for a smaller financial firm in St Cloud, MN.

Marissa grew up in the Brainerd Lakes Area in northern Minnesota. Throughout her youth, she was involved with mission work and community outreach and found a passion for helping others. She did multiple mission trips to places like Queens, NY and Grand Rapids, MI.

Marissa was also a competitive downhill skier in school and she had the privilege of being a Rotary exchange student. She studied abroad in Finland where she attended an art school and learned the Finnish Language. Marissa was able to travel Europe and upon her return to the U.S., she went to college in Seattle, WA and Eugene, OR.

She moved to St. Paul in March where she currently lives with her boyfriend and their three dogs. They have two Great Danes and a Dalmatian, Bruce, Bernie and Lilly. Marissa enjoys cooking, skiing, art and spending time with her family on the lake.