Melissa used her over 35 years of experience in public parks and recreation for state, county, municipal, and special district agencies to contribute heavily to the update of this 3rd edition.
She joined GreenPlay as a consultant in 2014 until retiring in 2016.
During her career, Melissa was involved in bringing two new recreation centers and an expansion on line and administered large multifaceted departments including traditional parks and recreation programs and facilities, natural resources management, cemeteries, forestry, museums, historic preservation and special events.
Melissa assisted agencies with master plans, feasibility studies, operational analyses, and pro-forma business plans.
She was skilled at facilitation and communication, building consensus within diverse groups.