Melissa is a native Missourian who has had the tremendous pleasure of living on Colorado’s Western Slope since late 2016. Having previously traveled and lived in several places throughout the western US, she now owns a small organic farm in Cedaredge, teaches trauma-informed yoga, and manages the Ridgway Farmers Market in the summer months. An avid road cyclist and enthusiastic snowshoer, Melissa is thrilled to have recently discovered nordic skiing and enjoys having the opportunity to experience the Grand Mesa in this spectacular way. When not in her garden or on the Mesa, Melissa loves being in her kitchen experimenting or curling up with a good book and her dog, Tulip. Melissa also sits on the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center Board of Directors as well as the Valley Organic Growers Association Board of Directors.