Coastside Couture

Karissa Paxton

Co-owner, Lead Planner


Karissa has a long and distinguished Career in Hotel Event Management. After time working for the Boutique Hotel Collection in San Luis Obispo, Karissa moved North and worked in Event Management for the Coastal Resort of Costanoa. Since then she has spent 10 wonderful years as a Lead Planner for Coastside. Passions include flip flops, adventure, anything pink, frilly and lacy, the ocean, wine, and her little “black book” of connections. She loves to mountain bike in the mud with her Hubby and run with her fur babies Mingus the Chihuahua and Sally the Aussie. This athletic spit fire is well known for her head full of curly locks and her quick laugh. She loves all things cheese (ask her about her other nickname) and a great glass of wine. Karissa doesn’t own a TV and cannot stay awake in movie theaters. She prefers the outdoors! The newest addition to her clan is her sweet son Miles, who is destined to be the ultimate Cali beach kid. She spends much of her time teaching him to love the outdoors as much as her, loving their mornings bike riding at the skate park.