Melissa joined Carolina Hemp Company in 2019 as the Owner/Operator of the Wilmington, NC location. She has always been a hemp advocate and became even more passionate about hemp after experiencing the amazing benefits firsthand when her husband, Mark, fought his battle with malignant tumors. He was diagnosed at a very late stage, and after being in pain for so long, the Carolina Hemp Naturals oil was the only thing that helped relieve some of that pain. She knew that Mark would want her to open up a CHC franchise.
Prior to owning the CHC – Wilmington store, Melissa and her husband were the owners of Paul Davis Restoration for 12 years. During her tenure at Paul Davis Restoration, Melissa was the Director of Operations and helped the company problem-solve issues and make sure all departments were working like a well-oiled machine.
She is a graduate of Liberty University, where she majored in Psychology.
Melissa is also a Veteran of the United States Air Force, where she spent 8 years as a Dental Hygienist. She continued working in the dental field for many years after the military, until one day she was invited to enter the world of television! She spent 12 years working with Engineers developing software for things like “Instant Replay” for the NFL. Since she grew up as a “military brat”, change was normal–new house, new school, new friends–so changing, career fields seemed normal to her. She thought, “Ok, I have accomplished that, what else can I do now?” Melissa loves knowledge and helping others, and she believes that she has found her calling in the hemp industry. She can incorporate all the things she has learned from previous careers into this new adventure. From the medicinal aspect to business development, she can share our products with the community. When she is not keeping busy at the store, Melissa says, “You can find me out in the community spreading the word about hemp or spending time with my family.” Stop by and let Melissa help Bring Balance Through Hemp to your life!