Bliss was born in Winston-Salem, NC and graduated from Converse College with a BFA in Studio Art. She began her career at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) as the Education Coordinator designing and implementing children’s art programs and Volunteer Coordinator directing two independent volunteer organizations serving over 500 individuals, coordinating corporate support programs and annual volunteer fundraising events. In 1991 she moved to New Smyrna Beach to work for Atlantic Center for the Arts as Assistant to the Director.
In 1993 she started selling air charters and aerial advertising for Massair Flite Service. In 2000 she joined Massey Properties selling residential, commercial, acerage and airport properties. Bliss has been a member of and served on various committees for the Junior League of Daytona Beach and served on the Daytona Beach Advertising Federation Board of Directors. Bliss is the Chair of the Economic Development Board for the City of Edgewater and serves as the CAC Representative for The River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization. Bliss was awarded the Volusia League of Cities 2013 Citizen of the Year for Economic Development, Community Planning & Development. She has been instrumental in the development and promotion of the Southeast Volusia Marketing Initiative that represents the cities of Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach and Oak Hill. She is passionate about the three cities collaboration and promotion of Southeast Volusia as a great place to live work and play. Bliss welcomes the opportunity to be considered for a board member position and would be honored to serve the Southeast Volusia Chamber.