Carissa Coats has been a Realtor for nearly a decade and is currently an associate broker with Century 21 High Desert in Idaho Falls. She not only loves helping her clients navigate through the process of buying and selling real estate but loves helping everyone else fall in love with East Idaho. 

Carissa loves being involved with the community. 

A member of the Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors, Carissa has been involved as the social chair from 2020-2022 and currently serves as the President Elect.

She was appointed to the Bonneville Joint School District #93 Board of Trustees in 2021 and won re-election where she will serve until 2026. 

She also sits on the board of directors for Unbrield Hope of Idaho, a non-profit organization that provides equine-assisted therapy services to help children with disabilities and local veterans . She fell in love with this organization after watching her own daughter, diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, mental health improve through the connections with these horses.

In 2022, Carissa was named Realtor of the year from the Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors, as well as one of the The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Under 40. She was also awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2021 from the Southeast Idaho Chapter of Women’s Council of Realtors. 

Born and raised in West Jordan, Utah, Carissa came to the Idaho Falls area working as a news producer and reporter for KIFI-TV. Here she learned so much about the community, built lasting relationships and experienced once in a lifetime opportunities like flying in a hot air balloon across the Tetons and being tased as part of the Idaho Falls citizens police academy. 

In 2019 she was recruited back to her broadcasting roots co-hosting a #1 morning drive radio show on KUPI-FM, but left in the spring of 2020 to “homeschool” her children during a global pandemic. 

She graduated with an Associate of Science Degree from the College of Eastern Utah and a Bahelors of Science in Communications from Southern Utah University.

Carissa and her husband Michael live in Ammon with their 4 children, including a set of twins, and their dog who thinks he deserves just as much attention. She believes her children are her biggest accomplishment and is striving to help make this world a better place for them. 

She spends the majority of her afternoons driving her children to all of their social engagements, but will always find time to cook, spend time in the garden, start crafts she rarely finishes and hide from everyone with a good book and a candy bar.