Melissa lives life with wonder and possibility and uses a strengths-based, appreciative stance in her work. She has studied extensively at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, and brings a holistic, humanist perspective and a deeply held belief that we each get to design the life we want – and we each can live authentically with fun and purpose.

Melissa is a foodie who lives close to the land – growing and harvesting and creating delectable, healthy food.  In 2005, she learned about her food intolerances, which has been a catalyst for becoming a maker of luscious vegan desserts.

Melissa has lived in New York, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and for years, traveled non-stop domestically and internationally for work and play. Now, she and her husband have put down roots and live quietly by a lake in New York State…just minutes from a ski mountain.