Melissa Nasits

An entrepreneur and fitness expert, Melissa Nasits has leveraged her leadership and business  skills to achieve success across two complementary professional paths. She began her career in the fine dining industry with Roy’s Restaurants, rising in the ranks over a period of 14 years to become a managing partner and beverage director for the multi-million dollar upscale restaurant chain. She later served as the General Manager and Operating Partner for various fine dining restaurants in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, overseeing daily operations and business growth through innovating new concepts and ensuring that all staff members uphold the highest standards of service. Her career highlights include a national marketing tour with renowned chef Wolfgang Puck, creating a new concept fine dining Italian restaurant from the ground up, and developing a national female leader mentorship program.

Concurrent with her upward climb in the restaurant industry, Melissa began focusing on ways to improve her core strength and physical fitness, following the birth of her second daughter. She fell in love with Obstacle Course Race (OCR) training and was a World OCR Championship Qualifier in both 2017 and 2018. Pursuing her newfound passion with the same drive that she has shown throughout her professional career, Melissa became an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor and currently teaches cycle, strength, and circuit training at a state-of-the-art athletic complex in north Texas. In addition, the health-conscious mother of two has been a Pace Group Leader for long distance race simulations and OCR Trainer for hands-on race simulation training.

Says Melissa, “Fitness has truly changed my life and body for the better and I have become a true advocate for the positive change that activity, health awareness, and nutrition can make in people’s lives.”

TBR 144 | Cannabis Laws and Rates of Self-Harm | Gina Dubbe & Dr. Leslie Apgar, Daniel Betts

TBR 144 | Evaluation of State Cannabis Laws and Rates of Self-Harm and Assault | Gina Dubbe & Dr. Leslie Apgar, Daniel Betts

TBR 143 | No Hallucination: Psychedelics could be next cannabis-like boom | Amy Chin & Rene Serafini

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Amy Chin & Rene Serafini. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD as we discuss No hallucination: Psychedelics could be next cannabis-like boom. Amy Chin is the Founder of Calm Better Days. As a sufferer of anxiety and postpartum depression, she found great relief with CBD. Incorporating CBD into her routine,

142 | Cannabis Has Little Impact on Long-Term Cognitive Abilities | Dr. Ted Emanuel & Charles Vest

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Dr. Ted Emanuel & Charles Vest. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Study: Cannabis Use Has Little Impact on Long-Term Cognitive Abilities. Co-located in Jamaica and the U.S. is world renowned Naturopathic Physician Ted Emanuel (“Dr. Ted”), whose passion is in promoting physical, mental, emotional,

TBR 141 | U.S. House Approves Banking Bill For Fourth Time | Isaac Montanya & Lilach Mazor Power

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Isaac Montanya & Lilach Mazor Power. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD as we discuss U.S. House Approves Marijuana Banking Bill For Fourth Time, Setting Up Senate Consideration. Mr. Montanya has distinguished himself as an innovator with start-up companies based on new and developing technologies. Possessing a high degree of

TBR 139 | Cannabidiol in the Management of Acute Opioid Withdrawal | Lisa Tollner & Ari Raptis

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Lisa Tollner & Ari Raptis. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Case Report: Cannabidiol in the Management of Acute Opioid Withdrawal. Lisa Tollner, Sensi Signature Products Co-Founder and CMO • 30+ years in global branding and new product development • Fortune 500 marketing expertise •

TBR 138 | Q&A: What’s in the NY Marijuana Deal? | Becca Williams RDN, CCN & Elana Cohen

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Becca Williams RDN, CCN, and Elana Cohen. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Q&A: What’s in the Marijuana Deal? Becca Williams RDN CCN, Cannabis-assisted emotional recovery. Becca Williams blends Western Medicine with Eastern traditions to help people heal from emotional trauma. A board member of

TBR 137 | Women Increasingly Turn to CBD, With or Without Doc’s Blessing | Daniel Hayden, PhD

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Daniel Hayden. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Women Increasingly Turn to CBD, With or Without Doc’s Blessing. Daniel Maida Hayden, Ph.D. received his B.S. in Biotechnology from Rochester Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Physiology from the University of Hawaii at

TBR 136 | Medical Marijuana Is Not Regulated as Most Medicines Are | CBD Chef Mary, The Open Dør

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by CBD Chef Mary, Kathryn Blackwell & Chelsea Mulligan. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Medical Marijuana Is Not Regulated as Most Medicines Are. Although she has a Culinary Degree from LeCordonBleu Mary’s passion for cooking began long ago in the kitchen cooking beside her grandmother

TBR 135 | This Drug Gets You High, Is Legal (Maybe) Across the Country | Matt Carr & Shayda Torabi

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Matt Carr & Shayda Torabi. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss This Drug Gets You High, and Is Legal (Maybe) Across the Country. Matt Carr has several years’ experience in the cannabis industry. He is a successful entrepreneur and consultant. Matt is currently the CEO

TBR 134 | How long will THC remain in your system? | Shelby Stanley and Brian Holler

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Shelby Stanley and Brian Holler. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss How long will THC remain in your system? Debate continues as more states legalize recreational pot. Shelby Stanley has a commitment to doing anything she can to help growers, producers, retailers, distribution, and any