Melissa Schaaf

Sr. Manager – Programming


Melissa thrives on the intersectionality of data, creativity, and strategy. Her experience includes marketing and business development for both corporate and non-profit enterprises. Melissa received her BA in Journalism from Colorado State University, and her MBA from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business. She is the Marketing and Digital Manager for a Boulder-based nonprofit in the active outdoors industry, Camber Outdoors.


In her free time, she enjoys trail running, skiing, climbing, backpacking, camping, all four seasons, and the ever-growing Colorado brewery scene. Her love for adventure and adrenaline has also fed into her insatiable desire for travel. She believes jet-setting (or road-tripping) is the best method for learning – about people, places, cultures, cuisine, history, exploration, and oneself.


Melissa lives in Denver, Colorado with her favorite outdoor (and indoor) companion: her dog, Klondike.