Melissa is originally from Arnold, MO. She earned her BS in Athletic Training from the University of Nebraska in 2010. While in Lincoln, she worked closely with the Husker football and women's soccer teams and served a year as the Head Athletic Training Student. Melissa went on to Northwest Missouri State University where she worked with a variety of Bearcat athletes while pursuing a Master's degree in Administration of Health and Physical Education. During her time at Northwest, Melissa conducted research regarding concussion occurrence in collegiate female soccer players. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Melissa is very excited to gain further knowledge and experience at The Steadman Clinic and can't wait for exciting outdoor adventures in Vail and the surrounding areas.