Before settling on a career in the legal field, Melissa worked as a dental assistant and obtained certifications for emergency medical response, cosmetology, and web design. She is a proud member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
Born at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Melissa spent much of her youth living on military bases both in the United States and in Germany. She moved to New Hampshire in 1982 and graduated from Portsmouth Regional High School in 1987. When not at work Melissa enjoys a wide array of hobbies including camping, fishing, gardening, cooking, knitting, and watching movies. She lives in Newmarket with her husband Ken her teenaged daughter and their dog Boomer