Melissa is Succulent Studios’ resident Wonder Woman; she’s the brains and driving force behind this young company’s remarkable success. Passionate about bringing a little desert magic from the farm into homes all over the country, she has gone from single-handedly boxing these beautiful baby succulents in her garage to running a team of 35 farmers and fulfillment staff. Melissa is originally from Spokane, WA, and has 15+ years of experience in sales, namely for top companies such as XEROX and DIRECTV. She now lives in Long Beach, CA with partner Andy and their three children Oliver, Elle, and Eli. When she isn’t running Succulent Studios and spending time with her family, Melissa runs and boxes, adds avocados to every meal, makes a mean smoothie (always with peanut butter), and treats herself to champagne.