Melissa was born and raised in West Virginia and migrated south 8 years ago for warmer weather. She was a veterinary assistant for 6 years and has worked as a retail manager so loves working with people and helping them problem solve. She is currently studying for a Bachelor of Science in Psychology through Purdue University with a focus on Industrial/Organizational psychology and is expecting to graduate in 2025.
She is an avid animal lover and has one dog and two cats who are her babies. She spends as much time outside as she can hiking, camping, as well as using this love of the outdoors to mentor youth through the Boy Scout program. She also is a lover of all things nerdy and pop culture, and loves getting to bond with our pediatric patients over these things.