Melissa has made her life about exploring the beautiful mountains of the world. She is passionate about climbing and pushing her own limits, but her ultimate joy comes from taking that journey with others, helping them push their limits and get to their own summit.
A professional mountain guide, working internationally since 2004, Melissa has stood on the top of many of the world’s most stunning peaks alongside clients who reached their dreams getting there. It is the motivation of her clients that inspires her to push herself and achieve her own goals.
Working as a remote site EMT and wilderness medicine instructor for the past nine years, Melissa brings together her desire to care for and teach people. With safety as the driving ethic behind every adventure she embarks on, Melissa has made her mark as a caring guide and passionate adventurer. Melissa has been to the summit of Mt. Rainier over 100 times and the summit of Mt. Everest on five occasions.
She is passionate about the Nepal Himalaya and has witnessed firsthand both the pros and cons of the tourism and guiding industry In Nepal.