Melissa and grew up in Taylor, WI than moved to Winona in 2010.
She and her husband Jesse have a Long Haired Mini Dachshund named Cooter and a Smooth Mini Dachshund named Dixie. Her love for animals started when she was young, growing up on a farm. As part of 4-H and FFA, Melissa showed dogs and cats at the Trempealeau County Fair. This helped start her Junior Showmanship career in AKC. In 2008 she graduated from PHD Academy in Massage Therapy. Melissa started working at PMC in May 2013 as a Grooming Assistant and Kennel Attendant and is now working as a full time groomer beginning in May of 2015. She loves working with and taking care of animals, which makes this the perfect job for her she says! Some of her hobbies include: helping her mom show their Australian Cattle Dogs in AKC shows around the tri-state area, small crafting projects, and baking. She also loves watching her husband and niece race their dirt track race cars at the Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City.