Resume

Melissa Danielle

melissa@hol-life.com
347 927 0226
@GoToMelissa

Background

Kick-Ass Good Food Guide, Communicator, and Health Coach connecting Eaters to matters of food and farming on and off the plate and building community around food since 2008.

Highlights

2011
• Accepted into LEAD NY, New York State’s leadership development program for food and agriculture professionals
• Received Cap Creal Journalism Award from NY Ag Society for essay published in NOFA-NY’s New York Organic News

Skills/Expertise

Facilitator, Speaker, Ideation, Regional Food System Management and Consulting, Customer Service, Community Organizer, Content Development, Social Media, Basic Kitchen Skills, Web Savvy, Tech Proficient

Professional Experience

Good Food Guide

CSA Coordinator
• Distribution site management
• Email correspondence
• Marketing/Outreach
• Website/Social Media management

Community Food Chef
• Research/create seasonal recipes
• Cooking demos presented at farmers markets, CSAs, institutions

Agritourism Guide
• Host tours of farmers’ markets in NYC
• Facilitate farm and food tours throughout Hudson Valley

Communicator

Moderator/Panelist
• Present at conferences and meetings on regional food systems, CSA development in underserved communities and good food marketing

Blogger
• Promote critical thought on the intersections of food, health, ecology, farming, community, and self-efficacy

Health Coach

Workshop Presenter
• Specialize in Self-Care, Locavore, Macrobiotic, and Real Food lifestyles

Wellness Programs
• Hourly and monthly coaching sessions

Yoga Instructor
• Kundalini, specializing in breathwork and meditation

Employment/Special Projects

Coordinator, 2012-Present
Bed-Stuy Bounty, Brooklyn, NY

New York City/Long Island Regional Representative, 2011-Present
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York, New York

Demo Specialist, 2011-Present
Hawthorne Valley Farm, New York

Special Projects/Social Media, 2010-Present
NAT Media, FoodCulturist.com

NYC Coordinator, 2010
Winter Sun Farms, New York City

Coordinator, 2009-2012
Bed-Stuy Farm Share, Brooklyn, NY

Organizer, 2009-2011
Brooklyn Food Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

EBT Market Manager, 2009
Greenmarket, New York City

Health Coach, 2005-Present
Hol-Life Industries, LLC, Brooklyn, NY

Blogger, 2005-Present
Hol-life Industries, LLC, Brooklyn, NY

Education

Biodynamics, 2011
Pfeiffer Center, New York

Community Food Educator Training, 2011
Facilitator Training, 2008
Just Food, New York

Health Coach, 2005
Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York

BFA Studies, Photography, 1998-2003
School of Visual Arts, New York