Melissa is the owner of Tumblebus, is a Barre, Pilates, and sculpt instructor at Balance Studio. She is also manager of the Farmer’s Market, a live event painter/artist, and a proud mom of two wonderful daughters, Paris (8) and Piper (5). Melissa has an architectural degree from the University of Oklahoma specializing in environmental design. She grew up in the country on her family’s land and loves animals and the outdoors. Melissa has been a performer for most of her life, starting with being crowned Miss Majorette of Oklahoma and the state championship in twirling at age six. She was a 2017 “20 Under 40." Melissa believes the life's better when you are dancing.
Melissa is a board member for BBBS. She also volunteers for many other organizations including the preschool board for United Methodist Church, a committee member for Children’s Miracle Network, member of JR Delphians, the Capital Fund Campaign for Notre Dame Catholic School, and more.
Why say yes to DFTS?“I think it is a great and unique fundraiser for two organizations very dear to my heart!”
Luke is no newbie to the performing scene in Wichita Falls. He has performed in numerous shows at both Wichita and Backdoor Theatres. He also recently directed FUMC's Summer Youth Musical, "Guys and Dolls." Some of Luke's favorite roles include, Princeton in Avenue Q, Flounder in The Little Mermaid, and The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard Of Oz! Luke works for Wichita Falls Teacher's Federal Credit Union! Luke has a big family, 1 brother, 1 sister and 2 step sisters. Luke really looks up to his father. Someday Luke would like to scratch sky diving off his bucket list or even perform on Broadway. Luke's 3 main passions include, performing, being a role model to children, and leading worship for his church!
Why say yes to DFTS?"I love any way I can be involved in the community or development of Wichita Falls! Glad I am a part of it!"