Melissa graduated from Virginia Marti College of Art & Design in 2007 with an Associate of Applied Business in Interior Design. She has worked and specialized in various fields since college and enjoyed learning all the technical aspects of each field. She started with cabinetry design right out of college followed by mechanical engineering for lifters and natural stone fabrication. Melissa has always enjoyed being a problem solver and designing spaces that are not only beautiful but functional as well. Out of work, she enjoys various recreational activities and loves walking with her daughter and dog around the Metroparks.