Marisa Nunes

Manager of Operations For SDFRA

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Why FFAid: This has been a dream of mine to work for the SDFRA since I was little. I am looking forward to giving back to the fire community and to help serve the men and women in their time of need. 

A person who inspires you the most: My parents – Arnell and Jolee Garcia. So often when I make decisions, I think of them and what would make them proud. They have taught me to be kinder than necessary, and that generosity is one of the most important things in life. They have led by example, and everyone who has had the blessing of knowing them can attest to that. Love you!

How do you give back: Caring for others has and will always be in my blood. I started volunteering at the age of five with a non-profit organization that offered burn survivors support and education in both fire and burn prevention.

Tell us something about yourself:

Everyone thinks that I’m Mike Nuanes’ daughter 

because of my last name, but it’s actually Arnie Garcia.