Melissa was born in Baton Rouge, LA. She came into the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous in 2008. After a relapse and gods grace, she was given another chance at recovery. Once she started working in the treatment field she realized her life had a bigger purpose than she had ever imagined. Being in a position to help alcoholics day in and day out gives her life meaning and purpose. It is extremely rewarding to see a sparkle come back into a clients eyes and help show them how amazing recovery can be. She is currently pursuing her CIT certification to advance in the field as a residential counselor. She is a proud wife and mother. She enjoys teaching 12 step education, making memories with family, who were her Inspiration to get sober again, LSU football, video games and movies.