Melissa joins the Manzanita team as a vitality coach and stewardship mentor. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Physical Education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. She has a wide range of experience working with kids through personal training, coaching, lifeguarding, assistant kayak guiding and outdoor mentoring through university programs. Melissa moved to Southern California from her hometown of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, to attend Cal State University San Bernadino where she studied kinesiology. Melissa also spent six years in Venezuela and is bilingual in both English and Spanish. Melissa has competed in a wide range of sports such as, tennis, field hockey and basketball. In her off time she likes to travel, swim, hike, kayak, run, and ski. She is extremely excited to be a part of Manzanita and to help the vitality program grow!