Melissa graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a degree in social work and has been working with different NGOs locally & globally, serving people in poverty since 2002. She is currently the Founder & Executive Director of The Net, but prior to that she served as a Missional Director on a church staff for 6 years.
The Net recently launched a social enterprise called Worthy Co., that employs women survivors of trafficking. She co-owns a restaurant, Brewed, and a mixed used warehouse and event space called The 4 Eleven in Fort Worth. She was named Fort Worth Business Press 40 Under 40, and Fort Worth Magazine’s Best Philanthropist in 2018. She is married to her husband of 11 years and has two little girls, Rosie and Justice.