Melissa Barber-Tafoya

Authored by Tyra Schroll
Biographic Information
  • Position: MACO on SS Bonaventure
  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Species: Human
  • Weight: 120
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Age: 33

Character Biography

Mother: Karen Barber
Father: Marcus Barber
Husband: Nicholas Tafoya
Brother: Gavin Barber
Sister: Michelle Escobel
Basic Training: Fort Bliss, TX
Speciality Training: 29 Palms, CA
Melissa has shoulder length brown hair and green eyes. She has a small scar on her left shoulder from a fight that she was in in high school. She bears other scars from her various scuffles but none affect her ability to do her job.
Melissa was born in Tombstone , AZ and is the eldest daughter of Karen and Marcus.
Melissa had a fairly normal childhood. Karen taught English at Tombstone High School . Marcus was a bit of a ruffian and did odd jobs around town. After Melissa’s birth, Marcus seemed to settle down some and opened his own business. He continued to have minor run ins with local law enforcement due to his drinking, but it was nothing major. When the two younger children arrive, Marcus’ behavior began to escalate again and he eventually left the family when Melissa was 9, Gavin was 3 and Michelle was 1.
It seemed that Melissa would follow in her father’s footsteps. Melissa’s first run in with the police was at the age of 13, she had skipped school and was found wandering the downtown district causing mischief. Melissa was taken home and given a stern lecture by her parents and grounded.
Throughout her teen years, Melissa had issues with authority. After being suspended for fighting and misconduct at the local high school three times during her freshman year, Karen obtained an evaluation for Melissa and she was diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and placed on medication.
After graduation from High School, Melissa remained at home working odd jobs at the local restaurant. She found that even with medication, her anger outbursts were becoming more frequent and she found herself getting into more fights. It was after one such fight that she had to appear before the judge and was told that she either joined the military or went to jail.
Melissa completed boot camp with few problems an occasional fight, but she never really got in serious trouble. She found that she enjoyed the structure that the MACO’s offered her. Once she completed boot camp, she was assigned to the USS Bonneventure under Lt. Scott Blake.
Most of Melissa’s prior history has been sealed, however her MACO commander and the Captain have access to that information and the medical staff are aware of the medications that she takes to help control her anger. Melissa knows that she needs to separate herself when she becomes upset and to avoid alcohol as much as possible.
After the incident back home, Melissa and Nick were married and Nick has moved in with Karen to help take care of her while Melissa is away. Nick and Melissa separated after a year due to the separation and other issues. Nick still lives with Karen and he and Melissa have a strong friendship

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