Melissa Ralston has been a licensed insurance agent since 1979 and joined Davidson & Associates Insurance in 2003. In 2005, she achieved the professional designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Melissa grew up in Naselle, Washington. She is involved in the Vancouver community as a Bible study leader and serves on the board of directors of the Oregon Trails Walk to Emmaus and the Hope for the Children of Africa Task Force. Her interests include reading and writing as well as serving in the Salmon Creek United Methodist Church. Married for 40 years to husband, Paul, she has one son, Jake, and 4 grandchildren. Passionate about animals, Melissa has three pet “children” – dogs Finn and Emma and cat Lucy. They all reside in Vancouver.