Melissa is a former law enforcement officer of 5 years and a retired Juvenile Probation Officer of 20 years. She has extensive investigative experience in Child Abuse, Sex Crime and Juvenile Sex Offender matters. Melissa earned her black belt in Tae Kwon Do and was a former kickboxing student. She is an avid hiker which includes climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. She routinely volunteers as part of a large Christian Church street outreach ministry and at a Reno student outreach center. Melissa continues to participate in International Mission trips.