Melissa graduated with a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Michigan. Before marrying Rick and becoming a mother, she worked in the architecture and design field and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Today, Melissa spends most of her time managing a busy household and enjoying the gift of raising four young children. She enjoys creative work, community development, travel, family time, and Michigan summers. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.