Melissa L. Paynter
Western Connecticut State University
B.S. Fitness and Nutrition
Melissa is originally from Connecticut, she graduated High School as captain of her dance team and even danced alongside of the Knicks City Dancers. Her love of sports led her to pursue her degree in Fitness and Nutrition with a background in psychology. She has a love for animals and even considers her 2 rescue dogs her babies. Melissa has traveled and lived all over but decided to put her roots down here in Georgia to be closer to family, along with starting a family of her own. She joined Meriwether and Tharp in March 2019. She likes to spend her free time exploring the outdoors with all of her "children" either kayaking, hiking, or surfing.