Melissa received her MFA in Acting from The National Theatre Conservatory in association with The Denver Center of Performing Arts. After graduating, she moved to NYC where she co-founded a small theatre company (AmiosNYC) with her husband, Christian Haines. From there, she moved to San Francisco where she worked with Marin Theatre Company, SF Playhouse, SF Shakespeare Festival, and Playground SF, all while she and her husband founded AmiosWest, a short play production company. Since moving to LA in 2021, she’s booked multiple national commercials, as well as roles with Circle X Theatre and Cygnet Theatre Company. Melissa has been studying at JRS since 2022.