Raised in Kamloops, BC, Melissa completed her Bachelor of Science from Thompson Rivers University in 2000. With an interest in health care and alternative medicine, her studies took her to Toronto where she enrolled at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Upon graduation in 2005, she and her sister traveled SE Asia before returning home and starting her practice in 2006.
Melissa realizes the importance of a healthy body and spirit and focuses on putting the patient back in the driver’s seat when it comes to their health. In addition to working at her practice, Melissa also spreads the word of Naturopathic Medicine through part-time work for the Q'wemtsin Health Society, frequent informational talks and attendance at various health fairs.
Melissa is board-certified, licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC and has prescriptive authority. She offers a variety of services and treatment options for her patients, including IV therapy, acupuncture, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hormone and allergy testing. She takes pride in providing a comfortable, nurturing environment for her patients to heal and enjoys teaching and educating her patients on their health.
Outside of work, Melissa enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, running, skiing, yoga and cooking.