Born and raised in the Ortega area of Jacksonville, Melissa graduated from the Paxon School for Advanced Studies and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree from the prestigious Dedman School of Hospitality at The Florida State University.
During her breaks from college, Melissa proved herself as a diligent, creative event planner while interning at PRI Productions.
During her final years at Dedman, Melissa dreamed of producing events while travelling the world. But fate intervened when she met the love of her life --who happened to be rooted in Jacksonville.
It was a win-win situation when just days after her college graduation, Melissa was hired by PRI Productions as a full-time Event Producer.