Melissa McAlpine is Executive Director of Get Healthy DeSoto, which is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. As Executive Director of GHD, Melissa is also responsible for operation of the De Soto Farmers’ Market.
Melissa has a Bachelor of Science in biology from Arkansas Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has worked as a teacher, both for children and adult and has also spent time working for several nonprofit organizations in the area.
Melissa, her husband, and two daughters reside in DeSoto. Please feel free to contact her by email or phone: 314-471-3681.
Most of the work of Get Healthy DeSoto is done through the hard work of a small army of volunteers. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please click here.
Cara Ahern is the new Market Manager for the 2020 DeSoto Farmers’ Market Season. She has a background in laboratory research and quality assurance. Her passions include gardening, herbalism, and a wide range of homesteading activities. She lives with her husband, two dogs, and 30 chickens on 10 acres just south of DeSoto. Cara is excited for the opportunity to use her skills to keep her favorite DeSoto community program alive and well!