- Bachelor of Education, Therapeutic Recreation, 1995
- Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, 1995
Melanie has been employed as a Recreational Therapist at Dodd Rehabilitation since 2008. She is a member of ATRA and former secretary for NOTRA, an ATRA chapter affiliate. Melanie has been an item writer for NCTRC national exam and has presented in state and national conferences. Melanie is a level II Reiki practitioner. She has employment experience in geriatrics, Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral Health, Aquatics, and substance abuse.