Originally hailing from Rancho Cucamonga, California, Melissa moved to Idaho in 2005 and to the Wood River Valley in 2009. She started at Mountain Humane in the spring of 2019, and is excited to use her financial and administrative experience in a workplace surrounded by animals. A huge animal lover, Melissa currently has one dog, Jett, a Lab, and she enjoys making the most of beautiful Idaho summers by spending every spare minute camping, boating, and golfing with her husband Justin, son Evan, and Jett, of course. Having previously worked in banking, Melissa brings a familiarity with finance and numbers to her role as part of the Business Operations department as well as a passion for animals and their people.