BIO- Melissa Wendling

Melissa Wendling

Administrative Staff – Development Specialist

Melissa is a member of Watercourse’s administrative team, working on fund development activities, community outreach, and organization events. Born and raised in Minneapolis, she ventured across the Mississippi River to earn her Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of St. Thomas, as well as a Mini-MBA Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Melissa found her passion in nonprofit work after working in structured finance for 12 years at a large banking institution. She brings seven years experience in local nonprofits to Watercourse, along with her mantra inspired from Hellen Keller… Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Outside of work, Melissa enjoys all things Minneapolis, outdoors, fitness, and baking related.  She has two sons, who both attend Minneapolis Public Schools, and gladly eat her baking creations.