Carliss was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from MWSC with a BA in recreation administration with youth sports. She has worked with youth for 15+ years and has a 12 year old son. She graduated in 2017 with a certificate in group fitness. She was a Friend previously for 7.5 years and appreciates the friendships she has made with staff, mentors, families, youth and schools over the years. She loves hanging out with her son, family and friends. She loves to play and watch sports and participate in fitness and working out activities. She likes to listen to music, watch movies, travel and see new places.