Glendora Gardens Inc., Glendora, California
Melinas first job after college was successfully managing a 10-acre retail/wholesale nursery and piloting the business through a recession. Responsible for bringing together investors (including herself) to purchase the nursery that she managed for 15 years, saving the jobs of more than 20 longtime employees.
Practice, Practice, Practice: Melina is a trained Reiki practitioner a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation.
Favorite Read: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. I love the spirited vigor of Janes internal state and how she disliked the hypocrisy in the people around her … she was loved for her artistry and character rather than wealth and beauty. Qualities that I find more worthy of love.