Melissa was raised on a farm in Olmstead, Kentucky. After graduating high school, she moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky where she pursued her undergraduate degree while working at Dell. At the same time, she worked with Stanford hospital during their implementation of the new electronic medical records software (EPIC).
After 4+ years at Dell, she moved into Information Technology for the automotive industry as an Information Technology Administrator. Melissa has now worn many hats in the automotive industry. She has helped open new buildings, implemented several new software, hardware, and process improvements. She has helped migrate the automotive companies she has worked with from antiquated systems to current technology. During this time, she also completed her Master of Science in Information Technology (MS-IT). Later Melissa pursued and completed her ITIL v4 Foundation Certificate.
Melissa also joined several communities during her time with automotive. She joined the Women’s Network as an events coordinator and was later promoted to the Communications Chair. The Women’s network is composed of ITW employees from different backgrounds. This is a leadership group designed to help women find their way around a male dominated industry. Melissa was also a member of Young Professional Network that is focused around helping build future leaders.
Melissa is married to Jamie Page. Together, they have a daughter. In their free time, Melissa and her family enjoy traveling. With over 10+ years in the information technology field, Melissa is excited to extend her career in higher education serving as the Director of Information Technology for Cumberland University.