Facilitator

Meet Our Facilitator

Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith

Ms. Smith is well-known to many as a businesswoman in Anna as well as an owner of several rental units in Carbondale, with husband Jimmy. She also brings with her knowledge from her studies in Workforce Education and Development as well as experience with high school students through her coaching at Cobden High School. In addition, two of their daughters, Samantha and Amanda, have successfully completed the UCCEO program.

Having attended both virtual facilitator training and in person training at the Midland Institute in Effingham with other new facilitators, Ms. Smith shared, “I am very grateful for and so excited about this opportunity. Having watched my daughters go through the program and seeing how much it benefited them, I could not be more thrilled to be involved!