Melissa grew up in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania where she attended Palisades School District. Throughout high school she played on the tennis team. She attended Penn State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences and continued to play tennis for PSU. Since graduating in 2010, Melissa has been a dietitian for area school districts in addition to owning a private nutrition practice. In 2011, Melissa started CrossFit and instantly fell in love with the sport. She received her CrossFit Level 1 certification in 2012 with her (now) husband, Josh. She also received her certification in CrossFit Mobility which is a particular specialty she loves to work on with clients.