Mellissa "Missy" graduated from NAU in 1992 with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. With over 20 years of experience working with children, Missy has practiced in a variety of settings including clinics, schools and in client’s homes. She has even enjoyed being a traveling therapist; visiting rural areas of Arizona. When not at work, Missy enjoys spending time with her family and is very grateful to have a wonderful husband and two amazing boys. They enjoy camping, fishing, kayaking and playing with their two dogs; 'Cinder' and 'Blaze'. At work, Missy's passion is making connections with families and shares their desire to see their children become the best that they can be.
She is particularly passionate about little ones in their first 3 years of life but she enjoys working with children of every age and stage. Her focus is on using gentle handling skills paired with play-based activities with the ultimate goal being that therapy will not only be beneficial but can also be fun. Whenever she is asked if she enjoys her job, Missy is quick to say that it is "honestly the best job in the world!" She is very excited to be able to continue to share her passion as part of the Horizon team!