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Melissa  Moore

Melissa Moore

Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocate & Best-Selling Author

Melissa Moore

Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocate & Best-Selling Author


Melissa G. Moore is the daughter of Keith Hunter Jesperson, a man infamously known as the "Happy Face Serial Killer." Her intuition and courage forged a drive within her to create a new way of life—one rich with contribution and full of meaning. As a national best-selling author and speaker, she shares a dynamic message of having the courage to shine through adversity and the unlimited power of choice in our lives.

Moore has developed an expertise in domestic and dating abuse through her personal experiences of living in a home with domestic violence as well as being a victim of dating abuse. By using tact and compelling stories of real-life examples, Moore provides insight, strength, encouragement, and hope to women who blame themselves.

Moore has been sought out as a positive example of how we do not have to be products of our circumstances. She is a firm believer that we have the power within ourselves to rise above our past and create the life we choose.

Moore, the author of Shattered Silence: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer's Daughter, has been featured and appeared as a commentator on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, Fox News, America's Most Wanted, and E! Entertainment, as well as in People and In Touch magazines. Most recently, Moore has sat down and interviewed those featured in Netflix’s Making a Murderer documentary series in the wake of the series popularity. In addition, she was nominated for a 2016 Emmy for her investigative reporting and production for Crime Watch Daily.

Speaker Videos

A Difficult Journey

Family in Crisis - Poverty

A Rough Family History

Melissa Moore: My Father Is A Serial Killer

Making a Murderer - Part 1

Making a Murderer - Part 2

Speech Topics

Shattered Silence: Breaking Free From Domestic Abuse

Through her fascinating story, inspirational speaker Melissa Moore shares her personal journey of surviving a childhood of domestic violence and child abuse. She recounts the defining moments that built resiliency within her as well as provided the courage she needed to create a way out. Audiences will discover the destructive grip domestic violence inflicts and the strength required to break free.

When Love Hurts: Recognizing Relationship Abuse

This keynote places focus on the warning signs and symptoms of relationship abuse. Keynote speaker Melissa Moore shares her story of recovering from partner violence and what empowered bystanders can do to support at-risk women and teens.

The Courage to Change: Defining Your Personal Value & Life Purpose

Leave Your Legacy: Healthy Families Start with You