Meet Melissa! Melissa serves as the Executive Assistant for the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company. She recently graduated from the University of South Dakota with dual degrees in English and Health Science.
From a family of five, she is the oldest of three daughters. Her younger sisters, Rebecca (21) and Hannah (19), are both currently enrolled and attending USD and Augustana, respectively, and her parents recently brought a mini Australian Shepherd named Chewbacca LeBron into the family.
Melissa began 2019 as a Spring Communications intern and started as a full-time employee in June 2019. She frequently assists in the content creation for various publications distributed by the VCDC when she isn’t trying to manage Nate’s busy schedule. She currently sits on the Vermillion Cultural Association Board and is also working on her first published crime fiction novel, “Water Under the Bridge.” She also has a blog called “The Irrational Female” where she discusses various topics.
If you go up to her desk and ask her a question, she will likely respond with an ‘absolutely” because she is willing to help with anything and everything.