Lores_MelissaI grew up in Franklin, but currently reside on the south side of Indianapolis. I received my undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Indiana University in 1998. I spent most of my time as an Registered Nurse in the recovery room with additional experience in a weight loss center. I then became a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner in 2012. I am member of CAPNI and AANI and work as an adjunct faculty member at the Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis. I enjoy being able to spend time with my patients and get to know them and their families. I am looking forward to not only being able to care for patients in Franklin, but to also care for the community as a whole. I have been married for 11 years to my wonderful husband, Bob. We have three beautiful children that keep us busy, but in my spare time I enjoy hiking, camping, and gardening.