Born in North Vancouver, and raised in Calgary, Melissa recently graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Olds College.

Animals have always been a huge part of her life. Growing up she owned a wide variety of animals, everything from Egyptian spiny mice to leopard geckos to the more traditional bunny, cat and dog. Although, she may have been raised in the city, she is a farm girl at heart. She loves the outdoors, being on her grandparents’ farm and riding horses with her best friend.

She has two rambunctious pups, Rio and Theo, who keep her on her toes.