Melanie was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a graduate of Samford University with a major in Religion and a minor in Theatre.

After college, she completed Sky Ranch Fellowship, which is where she met her husband, Joshua. They fell in love with the Valley and the people here. So, a year after finishing their fellowship, they decided to move back.

During the year in-between, Melanie worked at a specialty coffee shop while she finished her Master’s degree. Between her coffee job and her home barista career, she fell in love with the craft of specialty coffee and was thrilled when Stephen asked her to join the team.

Her friends would say that she is a jack-of-all-trades as she juggles multiple jobs (and hobbies) here in the Valley. Adding Peregrine to her list was an exciting marriage of her passion for coffee and overseas missions.