In 2001, Melissa founded her company, Epic Makeup, which provides services for a diverse list of corporate and media clients including: Qualcomm, Microsoft, Nike, X- Box, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, E!News, SpikeTV and Viacomm.

Her past and present celebrity clients include: Carlos Santana, Foreigner, Kenny Loggins, Chris Ledoux, Michael Jordan, William H. Macy, Carrot Top, James Earl Jones, Louie Anderson, Jeff Bridges, Chris Mulkey, Christopher Reeve, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cybil Sheppard, Tony Sirico, Virginia Madsen, Andrew J. West, Kirsten Vangsness, Suzanne Somers, Graham Phillips and Michelle Trachtenberg.

Melissa was key makeup artist on Ron Howard’s Project Imagination film When You Find Me, with his daughter, actress Bryce Dallas-Howard directing. She has also Department Headed on several non-union films including Walter, Sports Heaven, Tiberian Sun, Super Athlete, Halo Legends, Carrot Top The Movie and The Fatal Heiress. Non- union television projects include FX Channel’s Terriers, ABC’s 20/20, NBC’s Dateline, Awesomeness TV’s series Guidance and the YouTube hit series, Vampire Mob. She is also the Department Head Makeup Artist for NBC7 San Diego and Telemundo 20 news team for which she won her Emmy Awards. Melissa also uses her special effects skills on industrial training videos for P.O.S.T. (Police Officers Standardized Training) and several branches of the U.S. Military, as well as with the FBI assisting in their “undercover” work.