Author, speaker, columnist, and podcaster Melissa K. Norris is an authority in modern homesteading and self-sufficiency. Her Pioneering Today podcast is frequently on I-Tunes what's hot list and her advice is featured in The New Pioneer Magazine, Molly Green Magazine, and a frequent radio guest all over the country. Melissa loves teaching people the old-fashioned skills to live healthier, save money and become more self-sufficient, all while having fun and growing closer to God.

A third generation homesteader, she lives with her husband and two children in the Pacific Northwest in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range. They have their own little house in the big woods where they raise all of their own meat on their own land, including grass fed beef, pork, a flock of laying hens, and meat chickens. 

Melissa is the author of The Made-From-Scratch Life: Simple Ways to Create a Natural Home and the host of the popular Pioneering Today Podcast with over 280,462 downloads. 

Melissa is the founder of Pioneering Today Academy and is passionate about helping others how to live a more simple life, grow their own food, and find joy in the things that really matter... along with a Mason jar or two.