Always striving to follow her dreams, Melissa started working in the cosmetics industry at the age of 15. At the age of 19, this Arizona native moved to Los Angeles to follow her dreams of doing makeup professionally. Melissa worked at Sunset Gower Studios and Universal Music, which gave her prodigious experience. She returned to the valley in 2006 and she knew she had to aim for the stars. Melissa suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, so she turned to all-natural products. Soon thereafter, friends and family asked her about what changed. They'd say, "Your skin looks amazing!" Melissa had begun using high-quality natural products instead of those with toxic ingredients. She knew she had to share with others. After a life-changing trip to Sedona, she decided to follow her dream and open Citrine Natural Beauty Bar. The possibilities are endless for Melissa, and the sky is the limit; look out, beauty industry!