Melissa is a native North Carolinian whose love for the California coast drew her here in 2014. She has her Masters in Nutrition from Meredith College, 6 years of Community Nutrition experience and over 14 years of combined experience in food service and management. She enjoys the family-like environment of the SLO Food Bank and opportunities for working closely with the diverse community. In her spare time, Melissa runs the local trails, competes in ultra marathons, plays piano, and spends time with her daughter and 2 dogs. She is also a foster/resource parent and a Big Sister.