Melissa is a Certified American Heart Association instructor. She is a faculty member of LawsonTEC, the largest independent training facility for American Heart Association Instructors in Northern Virginia. She also teaches CPR and First Aid for Fairfax County Public School and works with Cardiac Science, one of the largest manufacturers of AED's.
As an instructor, she is dedicated to ensuring that all students enjoy their learning experience and master CPR AED and First Aid. She became inspired to teach for the American Heart Association after her own close call during cancer treatment.