Carissa and her husband, Dennis, travel to Chicago for their first industry trade show. The event was the Island Sun Times Tanning Expo. Carissa completed the Norvell University Master Technician Training Program. With the help of her husband as her model and the hands-on training from Norvell Vice President, Brandon Cardinal, she achieved the goal. To qualify for the Norvell Master Certification a spray tan artist had to complete the Basic Certification. Having one year of experience is a minimum requirement. She knew she had honed in on her spray tanning skills. Carissa was seeking to continue to set herself apart from any potential competition.