Melissa grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at JMU (go Dukes!) and moved to Richmond shortly after graduating. She worked for the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority for six years, providing children’s mental health support to elementary-aged students. Melissa and her husband, Tim, recently welcomed their daughter Piper into the world. She enjoys running, being at the beach, traveling, and being with friends and family.