Melissa Burleigh was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She is the youngest of 6 brothers and 1 sister. In 2005, she moved to Portland, Oregon where she began volunteering at her childrens’ school; she has 2 sons and a daughter. Over the years, she has been an instructional assistant, Title I instructional reading assistant, reading tutor, AVID Tutor, and English Language Learner Paraprofessional. Melissa graduated from Warner Pacific with a B.S. in Human Development and from Western Governors University with a Master’s in Teaching.
Melissa lives in Vancouver, Washington with her husband, daughter, and 2 step-daughters. They have a cat, Bowser, and a Boxer puppy, Lylah. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves playing board or card games; she can be very competitive, as well as hiking, camping, and kayaking. When she has time to herself she enjoys playing piano and guitar.
Melissa is very excited to join the Tucker Maxon team and is looking forward to a great year!