Melissa Kindahl, ARNP grew up locally in Redmond, WA. She attended University of Washington, where she earned a BA in Communications and Marketing in 2001, an RN license through the Graduate Entry Program in Nursing in 2006, and a Master’s in Nursing with a focus on pediatrics in 2008. She joined Woodinville Pediatrics in 2006. She is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She also became a board-certified Pediatric Mental Health Specialist in 2021, as she is passionate about promoting mental wellness and helping patients with behavioral and mental health concerns. In the summer of 2022, she transitioned to a new position as a school nurse to spend more time with her daughters, but still helps us out on some Saturdays. She strives to provide compassionate, holistic care and loves getting to know patients and families. She enjoys travel, running, spending time in nature, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She is so thankful for her husband, 2 daughters, and their 2 pets, a laid back cat and a crazy french bulldog.