30 year resident in the Brandon community, Melonie worked in the hospitality industry, marketing country clubs, fine dining clubs and athletic clubs in the southeast and northeast United States. Locally, she helped grow local businesses at area media companies. Melonie branched into healthcare marketing during the past decade to help individual hospitals, healthcare systems and physicians develop their brand identities.

Melonie currently serves on the Outreach Clinic Board and the Brandon Chamber Board. Her most active volunteer role is as a host coordinator for Family Promise at her church, St. Andrew’s United Methodist. She is a proud alumnus of Florida State University and hopes to graduate Saint Leo University with her Master of Arts in Creative Writing in 2018.