Melissa grew up in a small coastal town in Washington State, but considers Portland home. She completed her AMI Montessori primary training at Montessori Northwest in 2013 and joined Sunstone as the Maple Room Guide in 2017.
Melissa brings her kind, gentle nature to the children in her class, as well as a passion for music and nurturing the unique individual within each child.
Before her training Melissa moved all over the United States with her husband who is in the military. While stationed in Maine they welcomed their first child, Colbie, who joined the Sunflower Cottage here at Sunstone.
When Melissa is not at Sunstone, she and her family enjoy playing at the beach, riding bicycles and hiking.