Meet Our Staff: Melissa

Posted on: February 8, 2017



What I do: Kayak manager.

At Bill Jackson’s: 22 years. “I love selling fun. And I love to buy the newest cool gear for the Kayak department.”

Personal: Born Providence, R.I.; mother of twin boys.

Before Bill Jackson’s: Went to St. Petersburg College and worked as a Radiology tech.

I’m passionate about: Books. “I absolutely love to read.” And right now, mountain biking. “I can be obsessed with something, then after 3-5 years, I’m like, I’m done with it, and it’s on to something else.” Previous hobbies included rowing and rock climbing.

Favorite spot: Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve trail, near Lithia.

Last big adventure: Toured much of Italy two years ago.

Next adventure: “Taking the boys to mountain bike Moab (Utah) and hike slot canyons.”

Five favorite pieces of gear: Werner Cypress Carbon kayaking paddle; Level Six women’s Sombrio neoprene paddling jacket; Sea to Summit lightweight dry sacks; Astral Linda PFD; Boston Bill sunglasses.

Owned and operated by the Jackson family since 1946.
9501 US Highway 19 N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Store Hours Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m. / Sat 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. / Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / 727-576-4169