Melissa was born in Guatemala in a little village called Zacapa. Growing up around a jungle setting she couldn’t help but to fall in love with animals. At the age of 18 she moved to California and enrolled in high school where she learned English as a second language. Shortly after she moved to Arizona where she met her husband his parents. She graduated high school with science and agriculture then continued her education at CGCC for 2 years before going to Apollo college to focus her studies on small animal medicine. She has been apart of the Ironwood team since 2017 and enjoys being able to love and care for your furry little friends.