Melissa has been an employee of the Ohio State University South Centers Business Development Network since 2006. She assists new and established businesses with web based marketing and social media presence as well as general business assistance.
Melissa has a Master’s of Business Administration and Bachelor's in Agribusiness from The Ohio State University, and has certifications from the American Marketing Association in Digital Marketing and the University of Toledo for a Certified Business Advisor. Melissa was raised on a family farm in Ross County and has an strong interest in agriculture as well as helping small businesses succeed in Southern Ohio. Melissa, her husband Tristen, and kids Gracie and Isaac live in Ross County where they are active in the 4-H program.