Melanie Shepherd completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing from Utah State University. After graduating she worked for a major manufacturer of irrigation products for over 20 years. She has worked and volunteered in the school system for many years, staying involved as PTA president & community council member at her children’s elementary, middle, and high school. She is passionate about making education a top priority in our state, particularly in regards to getting children excited about STEM. She and her husband, Mike, are the proud parents of three children. She enjoys snow skiing, water skiing, playing sports, sewing, and spending time at the lake with her family.