Melissa Corbin grew up on a farm in Clarksville, Tennessee. It was a gift. This is where roots meet passion for her. While her daddy taught her love and respect of the land, her mamma taught her the connection between food and community.
Corbin moved to Nashville in 1989 to earn her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Belmont University. She spent the first decade of her professional life working as a social worker with abused children, homebound elderly and pre-adoptive families. It was her trips home to see her parents where she rediscovered the joys of life on the farm. As her career shifted, she quickly realized the same skill sets apply. Listening, relationship and rapport building skills were paramount in the success of the next chapter in her life.
Today, Corbin is a Nashville-based freelance journalist telling the stories of folks who care about their world’s future. Published by Travel Channel, AAA Traveler, Edible Communities, NPR, USA Today, Craft Beer Magazine, Texas Highways and Nashville Lifestyles, she’s also the producer of Corbin In The Dell- a travel podcast about folks in food, farming and drink with a local music influence.