Licensed Funeral Director
was born in Houston, Texas. When she was 13, her family moved to St. Paul,
Minnesota, to get away from the heat and be close to family. Melanie has always
had a strong desire to help others. As a teenager, she worked for Midway
Hospital in St. Paul as a candy striper. She also did volunteer work through
her church families and served meals at a local food shelf.
high school, Melanie attended the University of Minnesota and earned a bachelor’s
degree in anthropology with a focus on archaeology and ancient Semitic
languages. She worked on archaeological digs in the Mediterranean for a couple
spent the following years assisting others as a customer service
representative. She then went back to the University of Minnesota and completed
a degree in mortuary science, fulfilling a life-long dream of helping others at
their time of need. She is currently pursuing a master’s in thanatology.
worked for funeral homes in both rural Minnesota and in the Twin Cities,
Melanie considers funeral service to be her calling in life and sincerely values
the opportunity to help families. She lives in Fridley with her husband, Rich,
and their young son, Joe. Melanie enjoys reading, studying languages, vegan
cooking, and spending time with family and friends.