Melissa was born in Alaska and grew up in Talkeetna.
From a young age, she grows up with aviation, where her father Don Lee ran his flight school right on idyllic Christensen Lake.
Missy gets to know all of Alaska from the air at an early age. The passionate pilot is also an adventurer and at the age of 20 climbs Mount Denali.
Her distinctive skills in mental strength, self-leadership and leadership as well as an extraordinary goal orientation support her to eventually stand on top of the highest mountain in North America and one of the “Seven Summits”, the highest mountain of each of the seven continents.
Her second passion is to support people make the most of themselves. And so her professional background is first in education. She studied education at the American College of Education in Colorado, eventually training teachers, and worked as a college professor and instructional coach for Public Education Business Coalition in Denver.
Along the way, she has completed her master’s in leadership. When the opportunity to take over the company “Alaska Floats and Skis” (www.alaskafloats.com) comes up in 2020, her great passion for aviation catches up with her again.
She becomes the owner and CEO of the company and since then has been helping pilots from all over the world achieve their personal True North Star and get trained and certified in bush flying and seaplane flying.
Missy is the mother of an 11-year-old son and lives alternately in Alaska and Colorado.
As the keynote speaker for #clearedtoland, she takes her audience on a breathtaking True North Star Journey.