Melissa splits her time between heading the costume shop at Pacific University and designing for local area theater companies. She has designed for several production companies including Lakewood Center for the Performing Arts, Defunkt Theatre, Open Hearts, Open Minds and is also the Resident Costume Designer for Bag&Baggage Productions. She holds a B.S. in Apparel Design from Oregon State University, where her interest in costumes for theater began. She graduated in 2008 and moved to Portland to pursue her career in the apparel industry. There, her passion for costume design was reignited. Her recent works include The Wolves with Pacific University, and Camelot with Lakewood Center for the Performing Arts. Melissa thanks Bag & Baggage for this engaging partnership.