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With over ten years of industry experience, Caressa has dedicated her career to the ski industry. Caressa graduated from the University of Denver with a BS in marketing. She then went on to work at ski resorts throughout Colorado and Oregon.

 Caressa Binion is now a Western Colorado University student enrolled in the inaugural Outdoor Industry MBA program. This program focuses on the unique social, environmental and structural elements of the outdoor industry. The first of its kind, this program is specifically designed to foster leadership within the outdoor industry.

 Caressa currently resides in Crested Butte, Colorado. Originally she is from Seattle, Washington and has been working in the ski industry since 2008 where she started as a camp counselor and alpine ski racing coach for a summer ski camp in Mt. Hood, Oregon. Her heart is in the ski industry but, she also enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, camping and spending time outdoors with her family.