Melissa Madsen

My name is Melissa Madsen and I’m a Winter Park native. I was born in the Winter Park Hospital and went through our public school system (WPHS graduate). I attended Florida State University where I majored in Political Science with a minor in communications.
After graduating with my BS, I was hired by Charlie Hood as the sole outside sales rep for Hood Tents & Events. Hood Tents was acquired a few times, and I am proud to have been one of the top sales reps for Arena Events, the largest rental company in the world. Some of my clients included: NASCAR, PGA, The Ritz Carlton, Disney, Universal, and many more.
I transitioned from full-time work in sales to full-time work in motherhood after the birth of my two sons, Mac and Davis. My life today is peaceful, faithful, and full of grace–now, I’d like to give back. I think CRAVE is the perfect place to do just that. I’ve learned much of the CRAVE mission and am hopeful for the opportunity to witness all the good work up close & personal.
It is my hope to build long lasting relationships while serving the community. I recognize the needs of the less fortunate, those that have suffered at the hand of illness, mental afflictions, poverty, discrimination, and racial divide. The world seems to be in a constant state of chaos and I would love the chance to give some consistency to those who need it. I want to be of use, I want to extend GOD’s gifts in me to those who can utilize them: dependability, empathy, kindness, tenderness, curiosity and energy to the CRAVE mission.