Melissa is a Las Cruces native and a proud Bulldawg! She has been around since the dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Melissa has seen many things change since then. Melissa lived in Orlando, Florida and worked at Walt Disney World for nine years. Most recently, Melissa has returned home after living in Nebraska for eight years. She is married and has four children, her eldest and only daughter is currently serving in the Air Force, her three boys are students at Mayfield High School; they participate in ROTC, FFA and football. Melissa has eight years of education experience, mostly working in special education. Some of her hobbies include reading, horse baking riding, crafting, quilting, baking and teaching others to craft, baking and quilting.