This week we are introducing our newest team member, Tina VanMatre! Tina is responsible for leading our sales and support team in growing Melon Health’s community of clients. Tina has 10 years experience elevating startups in Denver, and is passionate about health trends and nutrition.


Outline your journey to Melon Health

Late on a (wild) Friday night I was researching Wellington. My husband and I love to travel and were planning a trip to New Zealand from the States. After satisfying my thirst for the important things like coffee houses, great hikes and the likelihood of a whale sighting (unfulfilled dream), the local startup page caught my eye. I was at a crossroads in my career, having worked for startups in the past and loving the journey… but not feeling a connection to the product. When I saw Melon Health I felt fire around the idea that I could fulfill my passion while helping others with a path to help themselves in the startup environment that I had grown to love. The platform Melon Health has created spoke to me on a personal level due to a Multiple Sclerosis mis-diagnosis years prior knowing that if I had a community to tap into, the experience would have been much different. Simply put… the stars aligned and I listened.

I’m passionate about good health because…

It is in our control and has the power to positively change our lives. A favorite quote by Nelson Mandela helps sum it up: “We ask ourselves; who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

Please, ask me about…

De-cluttering: Need to sell unused / unwanted items? I’m your girl! A natural workaround: My step-daughter shakes her head at the frequency of implanted trials with essential oils, posture therapy, unnoticed (if I’m lucky) healthy dinner plate swaps, etc. New product discoveries: See above…

What’s the wallpaper on your cellphone?

A photo taken from a hammock in Belize overlooking the ocean… pure bliss!

What’s your favourite place you have traveled to?

Peru. It was my first big trip and I’ll never forget the awe I felt when I saw the forests and first walked into Machu Picchu!