ASID, CDT, WELL AP
- Interior Designer
- Associate Principal
- Project Manager
- 13 years of experience
- Member of the American Society of Interior Designers
- Member of the International Living Future Institute
- Awards: ASID One to Watch Scholar
- National Council for Interior Design Qualification
- WELL Accredited Professional
- Construction Document Technician
- Current Finance Director for ASID Alaska
“People are the heartbeat of their place.”
Melissa was born and raised in Alaska and her passion to create started at a young age. She frequently provided pop-up art shows in her childhood home, where her parents would purchase drawings of room scenes, homes and nature for steep price tags… of $0.10 to $0.50 per creation. Professionally, she continues to tap into her creativity and is inspired by all that nature offers as well as the power of place.
She lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with her husband Paul and two four-legged adopted fur-babies. Depending on the season, their adventures consist of fishing either from their wooden drift boat or through a hole in the ice. When stuck inside, Melissa paints with oil (her medium of choice), however, she also loves the organic and structured nature of mixed media artworks.
Alaska Regional Hospital
Melissa was born inside the walls of Alaska Regional Hospital, so her connection to the place is strong. She was proud to work as lead designer on the interior renovation of the sixth floor.
Traveling, Melissa says, unlocks ideas and inspiration. Seeing how other people tackle problems is a great way to challenge you to think about what you’d do in the same circumstances.
Volunteering is the best way to engage with the community. Melissa is on the board for ASID, she volunteers with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and the American Cancer Society outside work.