Melissa is originally from southeast North Carolina and grew up with a love for horses trail riding all over the state.
Earning her bachelor's degree in Animal Science from NC State University in 2011, Melissa worked at the Equine Education Unit during her time in school. She was on the breeding/foaling team for 3 years there and following graduation, she spent some time down in the Florida Keys, training Bottlenose dolphins.
After completing an Equine Reproductive Management program at Colorado State University's Equine Reproduction Laboratory in January 2019, Melissa confirmed her desire to pursue a full-time career in the equine industry, with a particular love for equine reproduction.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoys browsing antique flea markets, exploring new places and spending time with her family and 2 four legged children, Meeko and Nora.