Melissa joined the Locke Foundation in 2004. As office manager, she is the first person you talk to on the phone and the person who greets you at the door.

Before becoming a stay-at home mother, Melissa worked for Westinghouse Research and Development in Pennsylvania and for IBM in New York. While raising her three children, she was an active volunteer at her church, her children’s’ schools, the N. C. Museum of Art, Building Together Ministries, and the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women.

When she is not at the Locke Foundation, she is bird watching, quilting, or hiking and photographing waterfalls, wildflowers, birds, and butterflies.

Melissa is a 2001 graduate of Meredith College (cum Laude) in English and biology.