Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge from her career in dietetics and formal education in nutritional science and exercise physiology. She is a Master’s level, Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She brings her professional expertise and passion for healthy, balanced, active living to her multi-faceted career.
Melissa is a graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science from Seaver College and earned her Master of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. She completed her dietetic internship residency at the University of Minnesota with a concentration in eating disorders. She has earned the premier food and nutrition expert credential of R.D, Registered Dietitian and specialty designation as C.S.S.D, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She has worked for major companies and institutions such as EXOS, formerly Athletes’ Performance, A New Journey Eating Disorder Center, University of Georgia Athletics, and currently owns and operates, Perform Well Nutrition, a private practice consulting company.
In addition, Melissa is a 200-hr level certified yoga teacher through Core Power Yoga and registered with the Yoga Alliance. Her area of interest is yoga for athletes. She has taught yoga at treatment centers and university athletic departments. She is an avid athlete having played soccer all her life and also enjoys trail running, hiking and yoga.