Melissa serves as the Operations Manager of Memphis Tilth, where she focuses on implementing and overseeing Memphis Tilth’s operational systems, processes, and policies to support strong organizational reporting and planning, information flow and management, human resources, and program oversight.
Before working at Memphis Tilth, Melissa lived in the Pacific Northwest for five years working for environmental nonprofits in both Portland and Seattle. Melissa’s passion for food systems change began in Seattle while working at Tilth Alliance (formerly Seattle Tilth). Her work there inspired her for love environmental sustainability, and she is proud to bring this passion to her hometown of Memphis at our very own Tilth. Melissa holds a Bachelor in Arts in Political Science from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, and is certified in Permaculture design practices.