Melissa graduated with a Bachelors degree in Dramatic Arts from Coastal Carolina University. She has trained with Stuart K. Robinson in Los Angeles for on-camera technique and Sal Landi in Los Angeles for scene study and cold reading. She has also studied with Cotter Smith in Pittsburgh for active analysis. She has appeared in national commercials, print ads and featured films. Melissa has also been a spokesperson for numerous companies. While pursuing her acting career she has also developed a passion for helping others live a healthy lifestyle. She started a nutrition and fitness consulting company called Nutrilytics © .