Melissa Nueva considers herself fortunate to have been able to serve in the US Air Force. She spent a total of 21 years in service, traveling all over the world in service of her country.
After she retired, Melissa and her husband decided to stay in Omaha, Nebraska and raise their three boys. They stay busy with nature and history museums. Melissa especially loves art and being creative. Through this expedition, she hopes to be inspired by nature and her team. She looks forward to pushing herself physically and emotionally to see all that she can achieve. She looks forward to connecting with and supporting other veterans in a beautiful setting.