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Since our founding in 2020, Service to Sea has developed and grown in a positive direction. Learn more about our Founder and Board of Directors below.

Meet the Team: Meet the Team


Founder and Executive Director

Melissa holds a Masters in Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography along with a Bachelors of Science in Communications from the University of Miami.

Through much love and dedication, Melissa combined her passion for the military and ocean conservation to provide active duty service members the opportunity to reconnect with family while preserving the ocean through education. 

Melissa is originally from Miami, Florida but now calls San Diego home. Melissa loves spending time with her husband who is active duty Navy, family, dogs, cooking, at the beach or in the water, traveling, and writing horror scripts with her brother.

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