Skydiver | Author | Speaker

Reimaging A Future For Leaders To Realize Their Next Level Potential

International Speaker | Ted Speaker
  • 2017 Parachute Industry Association [PIA] Speaker
  • 2018 Australian Parachute Federation Speaker
  • 2019 Parachute Industry Association [PIA] Speaker
  • 2018 Montrose Chamber of Commerce Speaker for Workshops
  • 2019 Montrose Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala Emcee
  • 2018 & 2019 Montrose Entrepreneur Meetup Speaker
  • 2019 Engage Business Competition Storyteller Speaker
  • 2019 Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery Collaboration Speaker
  • 2019 TEDx Grand Junction Speaker
  • 2017-Present Guest Speaker on Online Platforms

  • 2020-2021 Highlight Pro Skydiving Team Commentator

  • 2021 RETAC Glenwood Springs, CO

  • 2021 International Hall of Fame Emcee

  • Advanced Communicator Bronze in Toastmasters

  • Future – Motivational Speaking Online & In-Person Workshops

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TEDx Grand Junction

Drug Smuggler’s Daughter: Creating Light From Darkness

Imagine your childhood wrapped in mystery, lies, and secrecy. Trying to figure life out, then finding solace in skydiving. Not only am I a drug smuggler’s daughter, but I’m a 3rd generation skydiver whose never known what I wanted out of life, but followed my heart to create an incredible life.

Melissa is not only an accomplished professional skydiver with over 23 world records, she’s a trailblazer in business, community building, and marketing. Discover Melissa’s creative thinking to shift out of fear, create a new dialog for success and be brave to step into the unknown.

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Our Clients’ Opinions

Melissa Nelson speaks with such passion, and experience, that you can’t help but get caught up in her stories. Whether it’s Skydiving, Yoga, or even life in general, her positive, constructive points of view always motivate you into “leaving your comfort zone” and “making the most of your life”


Kodie Coblentz

Owner of Classics Barber Shop

Melissa Nelson engages her audience with her radiant energy. Her approachable persona allows her audience to relate to her while simultaneously captivating us with her dynamic storytelling. Her bright and descriptive prose inspires us to go for our wildest dreams!


Dr. Vanessa Shirazi

Skydiver and Neuroscientist