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.