Melissa Hostetter

Melissa Hostetter became the owner of Nelson Resource Center in the summer of 2019.  Melissa and her family have lived in Springfield since 2005.  She holds a graduate certificate in College Admissions Counseling from UCLA, a teaching certificate from University of Illinois at Springfield and a degree in social work from Asbury University (KY).  Melissa has worked with children of all ages for the past 20 years.  She enjoys every aspect of owning the center- from tutoring students, teaching ACT prep and advising rising seniors.

Melissa is passionate about making the college application process more equitable and accessible. She is in the process of becoming an IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association) Member.  If you would like Melissa to speak to your organization or school about the college application process, please email her at