Melissa K. Norris, Traditional Skills Educator and Homestead Podcaster

Occupation: Author, Founder of Pioneering Today Academy, host of the Pioneering Today Podcast, and writer/editor at K Norris

Residence: In the foothills of western Washington State

Background: Melissa is a 5th-generation homesteader who helps hundreds of thousands of people each month to use simple modern homesteading for a healthier and self-sufficient life through her website, popular Pioneering Today podcast, the Pioneering Today Academy, and her books.

Melissa lives with her husband and two kids in their own little house of the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. Her goal is for every home to grow at least one item of their own food. She also believes everything tastes better from a Mason jar and cooked with cast iron.

Connect with Melissa at and on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Listen to her podcast, Pioneering Today.

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