Melissa brings more than 11 years of fundraising and marketing experience to Ronald McDonald House Northern Nevada. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). In her past development roles, Melissa has handled many areas of fundraising including individual giving, corporate giving, foundation giving, and special events. She enjoys helping donors realize their philanthropic goals and dreams.
A native of Reno, Melissa worked in political fundraising after college and lived in 10 states and 13 cities in 2 years working for various candidates running for office. She returned to Reno in 2015 and loves being home, surrounded by mountains, sagebrush and the overall beauty of the Reno-Tahoe region. Melissa loves Nevada basketball, traveling with her mom, and spending quiet nights at home with her Pomsky, Olive.