Melissa grew up playing tennis, hiking, and skiing in Montana. When she moved to Denver after college, she sought new ways to remain active within the city, taking up long distance running for many years before getting introduced to CrossFit in 2013. She has been a member of LCF ever since, despite having to face the “Filthy Fifty” as her first WOD experience. Melissa continues to dabble in distance running (the half marathon is her favorite) while focusing on strength and overall fitness in the gym. She enjoys sharing her love of fitness and exercise with others, encouraging everyone to push their personal boundaries and break down new walls while finding strength – both physically and mentally.