Meet Our Team
Melissa has a long history of service to Sonoma County’s nonprofit community as a consultant, board member and volunteer. Executive director of the Parks Foundation since 2011, Melissa is especially proud of her work supporting Regional Parks’ environmental education programs, building new trails, and restoring historic buildings like the Ft. Ross Schoolhouse. Prior to this position, she worked as executive director of the Sonoma County Book Festival, and she provided management and marketing support to leading Sonoma County nonprofits and public agencies for more than a decade. Melissa holds an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business with a specialization in marketing and nonprofit management and graduated with honors from Duke University. In 2017 she was recognized as a leading Sonoma County nonprofit executive through the North Bay Nonprofit Leadership Awards.
Contact Melissa directly by email or call (707) 565-1830
Development and Event Associate
Linda joined the Parks Foundation with a background in marketing and public relations across multiple industries, including publishing, consumer products and financial services. A transplant to Sonoma from Marin County, Linda served as a Mill Valley Parks and Recreation Commissioner for 6 years. Her civic and community engagement includes serving on the boards of the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer Center of Marin and the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation. Linda attended the Fund Raising School, a program of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and is a graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Contact Linda directly by email or call (707) 565-3190
Pam is a California native and a graduate of San Diego State University. She lives in Rincon Valley with her husband Brian. She enjoys hiking and biking throughout our regional parks. She loves gardening, cooking, traveling and family get-togethers. She volunteered for many years at her children’s schools. Pam has been part of the Sonoma County Regional Parks family for more than 10 years.
Contact Pam directly by email or call (707) 565-1355