Meet Melissa

Health Coach

I am thrilled to be joining the health coaches at Thriven Functional Medicine, in addition to continuing to carry out my current responsibilities as an administrative assistant.  Before joining Thriven Functional Medicine Clinic, I worked for over 25 years as a registered dental hygienist in clinical and academia settings.  I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and a Masters of Science Degree in Education with an emphasis in adult learning.  I am currently enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I am studying with some of the world’s experts in health and nutrition.  I will complete my Health Coaching Certification in January 2019.

I can’t wait to share my passion for wellness with people in a way that is both informed and practical.  I am so excited to start working with Thriven Team Members to achieve their own wellness goals.

My husband, Willie, and I grew up on the Hi-line where we were high school sweethearts.  We have been married for 29 years with two college-aged daughters, Alexa and Lindsy.  We have one fur baby (dog) named Zoe.   In my free time, I enjoy learning new things, visiting with friends and family, playing pickle ball and traveling & exploring warm sunny places.  

I am so excited to combine my years of dental health expertise with functional medicine, as we all know health starts in the mouth!  I am enthusiastic and so grateful about my new role and look forward to connecting with each of you!