Born in da U.P. (Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – if you’re not from around here), Melissa moved down state to the Detroit area when she was 5. She is a WMU graduate with a double major in interpersonal communications and French and spent a semester studying abroad in France. Melissa met her husband, Jon, at WMU while living in the dorms. They have an active toddler, named Eli. A huge Detroit Tigers and Red Wings fan, she also loves to spend her spare time reading and participating in a book club, and hot yoga – but not at the same time.