Mel started her career in law enforcement as a 911 dispatcher with Oviedo Police Department in February 2006 and remained there part-time after joining Longwood Police Department as an Administrative Assistant in April 2012 until they closed their communication center in January 2013.
Mel was promoted to Records Specialist in early 2013, taking certifications in public records law, and records management.
In May 2018, Mel was promoted to Administrative Manager becoming responsible for uniforms and equipment, asset management, supervising the records department, and accreditation, and for the last five years Mel has managed the department’s fleet and building maintenance.
In August 2018 Mel completed the CFA Accreditation Manager certification, and in November 2018 she graduated from the Public Safety Leadership Development Certification Program. Later that same year was named Employee of the Year.
Mel enjoys gardening, spending time with her family, and is currently writing and illustrating a children’s book for her grandson with her husband.