Melissa joined the staff of Good Shepherd in July of 2005. She is also a life-long member of Good Shepherd (though she was three at the time). Melissa has B.A. and M.Ed. degrees from UNCC in Child and Family studies and education and taught public school pre-K for 6 years before coming on staff. She is married to Russ and they have two daughters and a sweet dog named Bentley.