Spalon Montage Location and Stylist: Chanhassen - Mel

Years on team: Rookie

Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN

Education: B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications from University of Kansas & M.A. in School Counseling from Adler Graduate School.

Occupation: High School Counselor

First Job: My first real job outside of babysitting was being a caddy for a local golf course. I really wanted to prove that girls could be even better caddies than boys and convinced my friend to do it with me!

Dance background: I started studio dance when I was 4 years old and then in high school and college competed competitively at UDA nationals. After college I danced abroad in India and South Africa for Cricket and cheered for the IPL Association.

Favorite type of music: Anything that has good rhythm and that you can dance to!

Favorite phone app: I love my WhiteNoise app! It's the best for helping you fall asleep to the sound of rain or thunderstorms.

Celebrity crush: For my celebrity crush I’d have to go with a classic - Brad Pitt.

Junk Food weakness: My junk food weakness is Sweet Chile Doritos - they are very addicting!

I've always wanted to: I’ve always wanted to adopt a baby beagle... one day, one day....

One place I would love to travel to: I would love to travel to China and see the Great Wall.

Off the field, I spend my free time: I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, enjoying our limited summer on the lake, working out and eating my family's famous Greek food.

Best beauty secret: My beauty tip is that I love to keep my skin moisturized…especially my face.

Favorite thing to do in Mpls: I love running around the lakes in Minneapolis - Calhoun, Harriet, and Lake of the Isles.

Favorite restaurant in Mpls: My favorite restaurant is the Social House. They have the best happy hour specials!

My hidden talent is: My hidden talent is that I can blow bubbles off my tongue...not under pressure though!

One thing I wish I was great at: I wish I was great at picking up other languages. I try to speak Spanish with my students and families I work with, but it's not easy.

Dream job: I would love to be a News Anchor on the Today Show. I used to want to be Diane Sawyer.

Greatest achievement: My greatest achievement was becoming a High School Counselor and making the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleading team.

Best thing about being an MVC: I have been so impressed with how talented, supportive, caring, and motivated my teammates and coaches are. Being around such positive energy inspires me to want to do my best inside and outside of practice.