Melissa was born and raised in the Olds, AB area where her family bred and raised cutting horses. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from SAIT and a Petroleum Land Administration Diploma from Olds College. Her career background includes serving as General Manager in Petroleum Land Management and working with municipalities. She moved north to Wildwood in 2013 and here she has a cow/calf operation with her family. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two daughters: Jet and Harlow, and is active with horses and in the sport of barrel racing. In the future, she is looking forward to working with West-Central Forage Associations members, board, and staff.