A daughter of immigrants, who was born in California but grew up in Mexico. Thanks to the amnesty, her parents were able to fix their legal status, Her dad was a farm worker, and her mom worked as a food packer.
Crystal moved back to the USA at the age of 16, with one little girl in her arms and expecting a second child. At the age of 21, she became a homeless single mom. But the American dream that her parents sowed in her heart kept her going. From a housekeeper, landscaper, teacher, family advocate, and community organizer, every job helped Mariscal to continue to learn and better understand how the system works and how to teach her clients to connect with the Latino community, and the community takes advantage of what the clients have to offer, resulting in a win-win situation for everyone.
The Mariscal patriarch, Eluterio, loved to serve his neighbors, loved his community, and of course his family. His last words to his grandaughter were "Family is first and in this country, you can achieve anything!" As the pride of her blood and culture, Crystal uses her grandpa's last name as a company name, as a reminder of loyalty, faith, dreams, and FAMILIA.
Crystal serves on Town Council in New Castle and is part of the board of directors of the River Bridge Regional Center, Garfield County Libraries, and Garfield County Latino Community Committee.
In 2020 a Scholarship was created after her, with the intention of helping single parents to pursue an education in order to break the circle of poverty.