Melissa grew up in a home that owned a wildland firefighting company during her youth. She and her siblings spent many hours on the road to fires, filling up water canteens, sorting fire clothing and helping with the family business as she got older.
She lives in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain range with her husband, Stephan and three children, McKenzie, Emmy and Ashten. She is very involved in her community helping with the sports programs, and school district as a volunteer.
Missy joined NWSA full time starting January 2017, and she is handling membership services as well as working with vendors for Region 6 Equipment Inspections. She offers support to the Executive Director as needed on project work, and also handles our vendor show at the NWSA Conference.