Melissa graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work from Moorhead State University in Minnesota. She has over 20 years of social work experience in both Minnesota and North Dakota. Her experience includes Hospice care, working with new Americans, mental health, early childhood development, Child Protection, Disability and Family services. Her experience includes mental health crisis management, coordination of care, motivational interviewing and person-centered care. She is passionate about providing empowerment and helping others to succeed in life.