Melanie Lemmon




  • Thomas Aquinas College, Liberal Arts
  • San Francisco State, BA History, Minor in Philosophy
  • UCLA, Teaching Certificate and Masters in Education


  • Director of Highway One Leadership Camps, Bay Area and Los Angeles (1985-2011)
  • Director of Sierra Stars Leadership Camp, Northern California (2012)
  • Art teacher for Montrose Academy in Boston, (1983-84)
  • Taught grades 3-6th in public schools in Los Angeles, (1991- 2001)
  • Trained in and gave workshops on “The Writing Project”, (1994-1996)
  • Master Teacher, (1994-2000)
  • Director of Westfield Residence: student housing near UCLA, 2005-2011
  • Teacher at Live Oak Academy: Language Arts, History, Chemistry
  • Director of ChallengeHER, a leadership program for middle-high school girls.


  • Coordinate women’s seminars in the greater Los Angeles area and in the Bay area.
  • Run 6 month counselor training programs for positions in summer camps going on 20 plus years
  • Resource for Leadership Clubs throughout California for girls, grades 4-9.
  • Organized service projects in Mexico with high school girls, went on World Youth Days in Denver and Rome with groups of young people.


  • Love sports especially tennis, hiking, snow and water skiing, camping.
  • I have six siblings and incredible parents; a lawyer and an artist.