Melissa is a resident of Tallapoosa, GA and a native of Mableton, GA. She graduated in 1985 from Pebblebrook High School. She attended Georgia Highlands College in Rome for core classes and continued her education on a part-time basis at West Georgia Technical College. She graduated with honors in 2009 with a Business Administration Diploma. Her past career path included mostly administration in the construction world. She is looking forward to a bright new career path with CPRD! Melissa has two children, Mitchell and Shanna and one granddaughter – Ryalynn Joy! She loves the nature and animals, enjoys gardening, birdwatching, horseback riding, music and an anytime trip to the beach!