Mylissa spent her early years in Moab, Utah where where she spent most nights at the drive in movies or in a tent by the river. As a teenager in Oregon,she would photograph bands passing through town saying she was a photographer for the local news papers. She would then sell the photos to her classmates to make money to buy super 8 film so she could make skateboard videos of her and her friends. In high school she was introduced to documentary filmmaking by a teacher. Her first short documentary film The Secret Lives of Suburban Moms won some awards and lost her some friends. She bounced around between Seattle and LA in her early twenties photographing bands and making short documentaries. Until finally making the decision to make Los Angeles her home. Recently she transitioned to writing, directing and producing narrative films. Her films include, Long Way Home, My First Love, Mercy, and the award wining short film That Party That One Night. She was a producer on the Tribeca/Amazon Studios award winning short film Cul-de-Sac, a Screen Craft finalist for her short story Red Clay Halo a story about the time she was kidnapped by her babysitter, a 2018 HBO Directing Fellowship finalist and The Sun Valley Film Festival Short Film Lab winner with her script to screen short film Who Decides. Her films have played at various film festivals around the world and can be seen online.