Melanie is a triple-graduate of The Florida State University. Upon graduation from the MBA/JD program, Melanie's entrepreneurial skills were honed for twelve years as a business litigation attorney. Despite a successful legal career, like many women, Melanie struggled with the fear of failure, inability to believe in herself, perfectionism, and additional issues related to what is often referred to as “impostor syndrome.” Thankfully, as a result of significant mentorship and the desire to learn to be her best self, Melanie proactively changed her negative behavior and became determined to help others do the same. In 2017, she created Spread Your Sunshine, her then passion project committed to empowering others with the confidence to break the glass ceiling and achieve their dreams. After two years of experiencing the excitement over and need for the #ShineItForward™ movement, in 2019, Melanie fully dedicated herself to intentionally focusing on the inspiration of joy in and encouragement of others. Melanie is happiest when she is building up all those around her, including her husband Mike, son Maverick, and Golden Lab Molly.