Melissa is a Professional Geologist with thirteen years of experience in the mining industry. During this time, she has held several geology positions with multiple North American mining companies. This type of site-based rotation work has allowed her to pursue her passion while maintaining her home base in Edmonton, AB. She holds an MBA from Athabasca University and a B.Sc. from the University of Alberta. She has been an active member of mine rescue and is a dynamic part of growth and change at the companies she works for. Her personal leadership philosophy is: support those around you and allow them to become better than you ever were!