Melanie graduated with a B.S. in Journalism from Liberty University, where she met her husband David. After spending the first several years of her daughter Sasha’s childhood at home with her, she acquired her teaching certification at UNCW. Melanie enjoys spending her free time working out, reading on the beach while watching her husband surf, and taking on adventurous culinary challenges in the kitchen alongside David. She also cherishes regular phone calls and visits from Sasha, who now works for Wake Forest Baptist Health Center as a registered dietitian.