Melissa is the Network Lead serving the Colorado Afterschool Partnership (CAP). She is a trainer, educator, facilitator and motivator – helping individuals, groups and communities connect strengths, talents and resources for the greater good. At CAP, Melissa brings people together to enhance afterschool programming in Colorado through advancement in policy and advocacy.
Melissa’s service-directed, professional field experiences include administering a federal grant serving youth in workforce education and development; providing ADA accommodations for students and training for staff/faculty in higher education; directing group homes for adults with developmental disabilities; and playing hard, working hard as a recreational therapist at Tennyson Center for Children.
Melissa enjoys getting outside as much as possible; while running freely in the wind and smelling the pines of the trails, she generates energy and ideas for a greater impact to change the world!