Melissa serves as a Family Teacher at Compass Rose. Prior to Compass Rose, Melissa was a substitute teacher for Marion Community Schools. Melissa holds a bachelor’s in business management. Melissa has a unique insight into the struggles of the students at CRA as she spent time at a independent living residential program in Portland, Indiana from the ages of 16 to 18.

Melissa is a mom of four children ranging in ages from 9 to 21. Melissa grew up going to horse shows and competing in 4H and loves nature, environmental sciences, and animals, especially dogs and horses.