Melissa

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Melissa

(she/her/hers)

I was born in Kremmling, Colorado and soon moved to Fort Collins where I grew up. I came out to my family in high school and it was not well received. Because of my experiences I have always been drawn towards helping LBGTQ youth. I started my volunteer journey leading a group in high school called POPS. As I became older I was really drawn to work with the HIV community. I was brought to OBC by the recommendation of a friend. I am currently 7 months pregnant as a surrogate for an amazing gay couple in Austin, Texas. I gave birth to their daughter in May of 2016 and their son is due in April 2018. I decided to step away from my office accounting job and volunteer more in the community while pregnant. I just recently started my volunteer experience with OBC in December of 2017, but excited to see where I can be of more service with OBC in the future. This is a great organization and I am grateful to be a part of it.