Melissa holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. Melissa has been in education for over 15 years and is recognized as a National Board Certified teacher. She is a Wilderness First Responder as well as a Non-violent Crisis Intervention Specialist.
Melissa has always felt drawn to the WNC Mountains and enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, kayaking, and climbing. During the summer she is a kayak instructor for local paddling clubs and outfitters.