Melissa is a Florida native that attended the University of Arkansas where she graduated in 2007 with a Bachelors in Exercise Science/Biomechanics. During her time at the university she competed for the inaugural gymnastics team. While there, she was a four time Academic All American and was 2nd Team All SEC on the uneven bars. After Arkansas, she attended Washington University in St. Louis where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010. She has been working at Elite for 11+ years and is a certified kinesiotaping specialist and IASTM/cupping specialist. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter at the pool, going on walks, hanging at the beach, and traveling.