Melissa lives and trains on the trails near Santa Barbara, California. Her ‘no-quit’ attitude has earned her dozens of ultramarathon finishes, including 12 podium finishes and 4 overall wins. In 2019, Melissa was the Women's Champion at Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run. In 2021, she plans to come back strong after hip surgery in 2020 and re-qualify for the Western States at Cuyamaca 100k. This will be her 3rd year in the lottery and she’s hoping to run WS100 in 2022.
Favorite Flavor: Performance Blueberry Pomegranate – Recovery Cinnamon Vanilla
Ultimate Training Song: Killing in the name by Rage Against the Machine