Melanie Gonzales, MS, RDN, has over two decades of experience leading food and nutrition teams in a healthcare setting. She’s currently the Director of Food & Nutrition Services at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Her background includes working for non-profit and for-profit organizations. Melanie has a passion for mentoring and coaching to help others develop their strengths and skill sets. After being born and raised in Missoula, MT, Melanie moved to Colorado to obtain her Master’s in Nutrition from Colorado State University and become a dietitian. She lives in the Denver metro area with her husband and two boys. Melanie enjoys traveling, baking, wine tasting, hiking, Pilates and taking her mini-Australian labradoodle for walks.