As a young child, Melissa spend much time communicating with Nature Spirits since she lived in the country. As she became a teenager, she started studying the paranormal world and metaphysics. Around 1978 (approx. 29 years of age), she officially embarked on an honest and earnest development of spiritual concepts. She "sat" in weekly unfoldment classes in a Spiritualist Church for years, to develop her mediumistic abilities.
By 1983, Melissa became certified as a spiritual medium, and was ordained and licensed as a spiritualist/metaphysical minister in 1997. She has worked as medium, psychic reader and counselor with clients for over 34 years, and finds that teaching and mentoring others in their own development is her passion.
Being an authentic spiritual medium and intuitive, Melissa is dedicated to sharing the knowledge of psychic empowerment with others. She accomplishes this through mentoring/counseling clients and teaching workshops. Her mission now is to touch as many people as possible through her books, sessions, and programs. She has been assisting her clients in learning spiritual concepts and recognizing higher purpose for their lives.
Melissa is the owner of Off the Beaten Path Intuitive Arts, facilitator of the Professional Psychic Medium
Certification Program™, and works with psychic/mediumistic kids and adults in private mentoring programs.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Metaphysical Counseling.
Life Visionary™, Master Reiki practitioner and teacher, and author, Melissa has written a number of books including, Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern-Day Mystics, and most recent: Does Your Child See Sparkles? Help for Parents Guiding Psychic Kids.
She teaches both online and in person, has taught meditation and parapsychology courses at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio, and is one of only a handful of mediums offering classes for psychically gifted children. She has presented papers at the US Psychotronics Association Conferences, she has written for DreamWeaver Magazine, and is a regular featured radio guest.