Illinois License No. 227013150 | AMTA Member and Mentor
Licensed Professional Since 2011
With over 7,500 hours of field work and 1,200+ nationally accredited hours of education (and counting), Melissa is a devotee of the healing arts.
She has a gifted way of grounding what appears to be mystical with scientific research; clarifying healthy body movement and function; and making the journey to health a realistic and joyous process.
On her own journey of discovering deeper states of health, balance, peace and joy.. She is grateful to assist others on theirs.
Melissa is a passionate nature enthusiast and outdoor educator. Hiking, climbing, foraging, and natural waters are just a few favorites! She is the proud parent of an incredible four year old and a frisbee catching cattle dog.
When asked about her future in the health and medical field she says, “I’m currently interested in the interdisciplinary study of Regional Ecology and Ethnobotany; Expanding Western colonization has created an interconnected ecological crises of both the depletion of human digestive microbiome and the depletion of environmental macrobiome; caused by unsustainable agriculture practices and food production. I believe utilizing regional botanicals as food medicine is the missing link. Indigenous communities hold an ancient and deep connection with the land and its medicine. All over the world these communities are bringing life back to lands left wasted by modern agriculture. With great respect, if we can listen and learn from Indigenous knowledge holders, we can heal this crisis.