Marissa Hermer is from Newport Beach, California and is the Director of Special Projects for Ignite Group, a food, beverage and entertainment business that operates internationally. So, how did Hermer end up in London? Bravo writes: Marissa moved to London after graduating from Middlebury College in Vermont to start a public relations career. After jump-starting her profession, Marissa moved to New York to work for fashion luxury powerhouse Nadine Johnson and later Syndicate Media Group and helped Ian Schrager launch a number of fashion, luxury restaurants and nightclub brands. During Hermer's time in New York, she got together with London nightclub owner and restaurateur Matt Hermer. The two moved to London, got married, and have two sons together. In addition to operating restaurants and clubs, Hermer also puts together parties and events for children. Plus, she's on the fundraising board of the NSPCC. My Baba asked Hermer to sum herself up in one sentence and she replied with: Optimistic, Productive, and Fun-loving.