Melissa was born and raised in Portland Oregon, She went to school at Centennial High School then, Western Oregon University. Melissa is married with one daughter and twin boys. She have spent most of her career in insurance, specifically workers compensation, She was a stay at home mom for the last two years and started here with Armworks in August 2017. Mel enjoys spending time with her kids, watching them play soccer and going to her daughters cheer competitions. Her husband is Native American and they spend holidays in New Mexico on his Pueblo where he and their children participate in Native American traditional dancing.