Melissa joined the Lake Area Technical College team in August 2013. She is a graduate with high distinction of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management. She is passionate about inspiring and engaging people in business and entrepreneurship. She believes that you only live once so why not live the life you dream of. Melissa’s background includes 16 years of entrepreneurship owning and operating several businesses. In her free time, she enjoys being with people, traveling, reading, and spending time with family.