Born in rural West Virginia and then moving to North Carolina at an early age, Jessi Melton’s childhood upbringing is very similar to many working low-to-middle-class American families who have struggled but been able to achieve the American dream.
Like most American kids, Jessi aspired to be many things, including a NASCAR driver. Besides dreaming of circling a race track at 200mph, she also became a tap dancer, a cheerleader, a track athlete, and a beauty queen.
She learned the power of tenacity and hard work by selling door-to-door to fund her own childhood campaigns of state beauty pageants, and to pay for her cheerleading uniforms.
She grew up in Wake Forest, North Carolina where she excelled in her studies and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from East
Carolina University. In 2011, with her two-year-old son Jackson in tow, she decided to leave her life in North Carolina behind and move to South Florida to seek a new a better life for her and her son.
In 2013, she gained widespread notoriety in the fitness community when she became the NPC's Florida State Overall Bikini Bodybuilding Champion, making personal fitness a priority in her life. That same year, she went on to place top ten in the nation at the National Championships. Rather than continue on that path, she retired herself instead to mentor other women in their health and fitness journeys and build her telecommunications business.
Like most Americans, her road to success was met with significant challenges along the way. After working different sales jobs in order to make ends meet, Jessi was finally able to achieve the American dream that most strive for when she started her wireless infrastructure company in 2016.
Nestled into her own American success story in Boca Raton, Florida, Jessi and Jackson live a quiet, faith-focused life with their blue tick hound, Bleu Girl. She volunteers as a boys football speed and agility coach and leads a sisterhood ministry aimed at helping women and single mothers maximize their own career potential by achieving both spiritual and economic prosperity, and works with young girls struggling with eating disorders and addiction.
“Guided by faith and increasing discernment, I embarked on the journey of building a small business in pursuit of the American Dream. But, like the obstacle courses I run for sport, I am a woman who competes to win. I am not afraid of adversity, challenges, nor career politicians, especially if the win is for the American people.”-Jessi Melton