Melissa Rios Implementation Specialist


  • Earned yoga teacher certification in Nosara, Costa Rica and Tulum, Mexico 
  • Studying to complete a bachelor’s degree in business administration




Melissa’s background is in the housing sector, working at AMN Healthcare as a senior housing account executive supporting housing and travel needs for traveling physicians and doctors. Before joining Coastal, she worked as a third-party meeting consultant, assisting clients with their offsite meeting planning needs.

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In her free time, Melissa likes to practice yoga, and is currently working on perfecting a handstand. She also likes to rollerblade long distances and paddleboard in Mission Bay. She loves playing video games, reading, going hiking, and trying new foods, as well as traveling and having the next trip on the books.


  • Adaptable to difficult situations 
  • Works well under pressure 
  • Multi-tasks effectively 
  • Tenacious problem-solver



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