Melissa is an actor, host, fitness professional, and model who works and lives in both Los Angeles and Minneapolis. She is formally trained in acting under Howard Fine, Cynthia Urich, and Bill Cooper, and is also trained in improv. She currently studies at The Groundlings Theatre and School in Los Angeles.

Melissa is featured in many commercials for brands including Best Buy, United Health, Delta, Treasure Island, and Super Bowl commercial “Explore Minnesota”. She has hosted live events including The Crossfit Dakota Games and the Twin Cities Film Festival. Melissa has modeled for National Home Shopping Network Shop HQ and has appeared in international campaigns for brands such as Arena, Target, and Octane Fitness. She has had the opportunity to star in six music videos for Motion City Soundtrack’s Justin Courtney Pierre album “In The Drink”. Paakh’s film credits can be found on her IMBD Page.

She is a fitness professional available for personal training, meal plans, and custom wellness packages. As a former Division I swimmer, Melissa knows what it takes to reach your fitness goals.

To book Melissa directly, use the contact page. For business inquiries contact Steve Robberstad at Contact her agents Naturally Fit Agency (fitness, commercial, hosting, film), Brand (print and commercial), and Spire Broadcast Talent (hosting). 


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