Melissa Russo has a few passions in life: cooking, conversation, and creativity. She shares her love for them all on her site The Farm Girls Gabs (www.thefarmgirlgabs.com), The Disney Game Plan (www.disneygameplan.com) and Crafty Kids 365 (www.craftykids365.com).
A born and bred Jersey Girl, Melissa left a career in corporate communications to be a stay at home mom. Only, her home is on her family’s 800-acre fruit and vegetable farm in South Jersey. Now that her children are older she has joined her husband working on the farm. She takes pride in the fact that her family helps to feed Americans everywhere.
And that means Melissa knows food. She understands that food is a community builder in many ways. She loves educating people what foods they should choose, how to combine them with others for new and fun recipes, and how to bring their friends and families together to serve them.
Her need to have a creative outlet and continue using her communications skills led her to start The Farm Girl Gabs, a food and lifestyle blog where food, fun, family and farm life collide. She offers young women advice on cooking, recipes, and crafts in easy to follow step-by-step written instructions with beautiful visuals from her great photography.
Melissa’s most recent ventures include sharing her love of all things Disney on The Disney Game Plan and her love of crafts on Crafty Kids 365.
Melissa has mastered the art of digital communications with a social community of over 60,000 people and nearly 80,000 monthly readers on her website. A testament to her expertise in visual storytelling, her Pinterest account amasses over 2 million visits per month.
Melissa resides in Southern New Jersey with her husband and two children, Gabrielle and AJ. To work with Melissa on recipe, craft, family, or travel projects contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.