Truckee Jobs Collective Liaison + Content Editor
Melissa helps connect job seekers and employers through the Truckee Jobs Collective. She’s been working for the Chamber since 2016 on the Truckee Big Life Weekly, developing content for Truckee.com, communications, and the Truckee.com events calendar. Melissa has more than 30 years experience writing, editing, and building teams. After receiving a BS in Communications, she was an AP reporter, then worked in hotel/travel-related and political public relations in Washington D.C. She moved to San Francisco in the early ’90s and worked for book publishers, becoming managing editor of a team of 40+ for the national McGraw-Hill Higher Education Humanities and Social Sciences list. Since moving to Truckee in 2004, Melissa has worked as a freelance writer and editor, working with Dr. Leri at TTUSD and several small businesses. She was a volunteer founder of Sierra Expeditionary Learning School and has been a regular volunteer for the Truckee-North Tahoe Emergency Warming Shelter since it opened in 2015. Melissa loves dancing to great local music, mountain biking, skiing and paddleboarding with her family and friends, and being a part of our great Truckee community.