Melissa grew up in San Diego and graduated with honors from Pima Medical Institute in San Marcos, CA. She comes from a work background of restaurant management and corporate operations. She moved to Kauai where she realized she was not fulfilled in her career and made the decision to move back to California. She then decided to go back to school to become a Physical Therapist Assistant.
Her passion to help others better themselves was a driving force in this decision, as she was on the receiving end of physical therapy herself years ago. Outside of work she enjoys lifting weights, bouldering, cooking, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family.