Melanie Fernandez is the Treasurer of Track Shack Foundation. Melanie grew up in Orlando and attended Orange County Public Schools where she participated in team sports and learned important team building skills. She remained in Orlando after high school and obtained an accounting degree and MBA from the University of Central Florida. She is a co-founder and partner in the accounting firm of Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP and specializes in serving nonprofit organizations. Melanie got involved with the Foundation because of her passion for getting youth involved in athletic activities and team supports. She believes that participation in these activities will not only lead to a healthier lifestyle as an adult, but will help build poise and confidence, which is especially important for young girls. Melanie enjoys participating in Track Shack road races and local sprint triathlons as well as yoga classes.