Melissa was born and raised in SD, where she currently resides (in Brandon) with her husband, Tyler, and 4 children. Between running her children to activities, attending their sporting events, and chasing after her toddlers, Melissa enjoys reading, socializing, and graphic design.
Melissa completed her Radiologic Technologist education at Sanford School of Radiology and has been a licensed x-ray tech for 15 years. She has worked in every modality within the radiology profession, with special interest in trauma radiography, CT scan, and mobile radiography. She served as the lead technologist for a mobile radiology company serving Iowa, Minnesota, and all of eastern South Dakota before pursuing her education and training in Thermography.
As co-owner and Lead technologist Melissa is passionate about helping you understand what your body is trying to tell you and connecting you with the resources to keep your body operating to its highest potential. She is passionate about developing referral relationships with the best practitioners in our area to serve you!
Tyler is a Retired Army National Guard Combat Veteran, who is a co-owner who works behind the scenes. Although you may catch him in our office, it would be a rare sight! He resides in Brandon, with his wife, Melissa, and their 4 children. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his family, remote control cars, and real estate investing.
Tyler is supportive of Melissa in her dreams of bringing more holistic wellness to South Dakota, and has found much relief in the natural realm himself.
With little patient interaction Tyler's primary responsibility is in policies, procedures, and financials to insure InfraMed runs as smoothly as possible.
The mother to two beautiful kiddos and blessed to marry her person! Tarin is owner and sonographer of Independent Ultrasound.
After graduating from South East Tech in Sioux Falls, SD in 2009, and just a couple of weeks after getting married, they packed up a U-Haul and headed West. She had the honor of helping patients in a small hospital in Oregon from 2009-2011. Then she and her husband decided to come home, to Rapid City, in 2011 to settle before having kids (so they would grow up around their grandparents). From 2011-2021 she worked in a bigger hospital setting performing a variety of ultrasound exams.
In October 2021, she left to pursue training thermography and learn of it’s amazing benefits. To further help our community, she decided to purchase an ultrasound machine in April 2022.
She has this to say about her new adventure: "I'm so excited to live out God's purpose by offering options for screening outside of a hospital setting. We pride ourselves on excellence in the areas of image quality, customer service, and medical freedom."