Dr. Melissa is an Idaho native, born and raised in the small northern town of Priest River, Idaho. As a student-athlete growing up, she quickly attained an intense passion for health and exercise early on that guided her to her career path. After attending the University of Idaho in Moscow where she graduated with her BS in Food and Nutrition Science, she moved to San Jose, CA to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic where she earned her Doctorate and became a Chiropractic Physician. Dr. Melissa has acquired a truly immense appreciation for the outdoors and being in nature over the years living in the Pacific Northwest. “There is something so calm and sanctioned about being in nature and away from the chaos of everyday life.” Dr. Melissa enjoys camping, hiking, boating, summer and winter sports, traveling, and trying new things. She is an avid Insanity® workout junkie and has retained her ongoing passion of exercise and health. This passion has driven her to become a dedicated professional when it comes to patient care – not only to help heal others, but to help others better heal themselves.